US college graduates with bachelor degrees dominate the current young workforce in the U.S.A.
The amount of college educated young adults in the U.S. workforce is higher than ever before.
According to a Pew Research Center (PRC) study and Fact Tank numbers, 4 in every 10 millennial workers form ages 25 to 29 owned at least a bachelors degree in 2016, while only 32% of Generation X workers did so in the same age range.
Continuous information from the index also showed that among employed men ages 25 to 29, the share of college graduates rose from 29% in 2000 to 36% in 2016.
Women graduates also on the rise inside the workforce
Tying to the data, during 2016, 46% of Millennial women ages 25 to 29 had a bachelors degree or more, meaning a 36% increase form Gen X women workers in the same age during the year 2000.
The gender gap in college attainment among young workers grew to 10 percentage points during 2016.
25- to 29-year-old women were 7 percentage points more likely than comparable men to have at least a bachelor’s degree in that same year.
Gaps persist among ethnic groups
Despite young workers become graduates more every day, large gaps exists in ethnic and racial groups..
The PRC study revealed that two-thirds (65%) of Asian workers ages 25 to 29 had at least a bachelor’s degree, compared with 47% of white workers in this age group.
However, just 27% of black Millennial workers and 21% of Hispanic Millennial workers held a bachelor’s degree in 2016.
Where young workers become bachelor degree owners
Half of Millennial workers ages 25 to 29 in Northeastern states had at least a bachelor’s degree in 2016.
Midwest, South and West graduates also increased from 2000 to 2016, but at a less pace than the Northeast region.
Young workers living in metropolitan areas are far more likely to have earned a bachelor’s degree than those in more rural communities.
PEW showed that 42% of young Millennial workers in metro areas held a bachelor’s degree in 2016, an increase from 34% of young Gen X workers in 2000.