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Unemployment among recent graduates has risen significantly, with men worse affected than women. The Higher Education Policy Institute has estimated that unemployment among graduates aged under 24 rose by 25% from 11.1% in December 2008 to 14% in December 2009. It went on to say that at the end of 2009 17.2% of male graduates were out of work compared with 11.2% of women. Intense competition for graduate jobs means that more than three quarters of employers require at least a 2:1 degree grade -
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