Underemployment in America

Posted on September 4th, 2014

According to a recent PayScale survey, of 68,000 workers, 43% of Americans feel underemployed in their jobs.

Millennials are the most likely to report they are underemployed, with 46% saying they feel this way. However, compared to Gen-Xers and Baby Boomers, they’re less likely to say low pay is the reason.

As we recently reported, the worker’s choice of college major is a factor in feeling underemployed. Healthcare and Business majors were among the top majors listed by underemployed workers.

This infographic from PayScale presents a broader look at underemployment in America–including the jobs in which workers feel most underemployed and the ‘hard’ and ‘soft’ job skills employers most value.

Millennials unemployment jobs

According to a PayScale survey, millennials and recent college graduates are especially likely to feel underemployed in their jobs.

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