Workers Without A College Degree Have Lost More Than 5 Million Jobs Since The Great Recession

According to a new study by the Center on Education and the Workforce at Georgetown, workers without a college degree have lost more than 5 million jobs due to the Great Recession. Meanwhile, there was no net loss of jobs for workers with at least a bachelor’s degree. As the New York Times noted, “even as employment rose during the recovery, people who did not go to college continued to lose ground, shedding 200,000 jobs from early 2010 to early 2012.” This chart plots the differences, with the blue line representing workers with no college education, the red representing workers with an associate’s degree or some college education, and the green representing college educated workers.