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A challenge to the arts graduate unemployment myth

A recent edition of Campus Morning Mail contained an interesting snippet that may challenge those who hold the views that tertiary arts students graduate to unemployment. Data on people with post-school qualifications who are collecting Newstart (unemployment) payments released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics reports that 7% hold Diplomas or Bachelor degrees while only 2% hold postgraduate qualifications. When this is considered by academic field, only 4.1% of these are from creative arts compared with 22.6% in management and commerce; 18.8% in engineering and related technologies; and 17% in society and culture. The figures are based on 2011 data and have yet to be fully analysed, but they do challenge the arts graduate unemployment myth.

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