Graduate unemployment hits high

Unemployment for recent graduates has risen to the highest level in 17 years, according to an educational charity. Almost nine per cent of 2009 graduates were out of work in January 2010, the Higher Education Careers Services Unit said, meaning more than 21,000 students have not found a job. This compares to 7.9 per cent of graduates in 2008, and 5.5 per cent in 2007.