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Underemployment may be far more widespread than we have imagined ā€” affecting up to 43 percent of recent graduates, according to new report and it turns out that underemployment can mark the first steps to a permanent professional downturn in career opportunities.

1. According to the article, what do the data show about the 43 percent of workers who were underemployed in their first job?
2. Are all majors in college created equal in the world of work?
3. What was the most troubling finding of the report?

Weise, M. (2018). First jobs matter: Avoiding the underemployment trap. The Washington Post, June 1 (Retrievable online at