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Disparity grows between millennials with, without college degrees

The gap between income earnings of millennials with college degrees and those without has grown when compared to generations past, according to a Pew Research survey released in February.

Workers ages 25-32 with a bachelor’s degree or more earn a median income of $45,500 compared to $30,000 of their peers with two-year degrees or some college and $28,000 of high school graduates. Bachelor’s degree holders also are significantly less likely than their peers to be unemployed or living in poverty, the survey said.

“On virtually every measure of economic well being and career attainment-from personal earnings to job satisfaction to the share employed full time-young college graduates are outperforming their peers with less education,” the Pew report said.