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Economic Snapshot: What Are Recent College Graduates Doing in September?


Our unscientific poll.

Sales at discounters such as Wal-Mart (WMT) and Costco (COST) are up, while sales at workwear stalwarts such as Talbots (TLB) and Men's Wearhouse (MW) are down. Some say it's because there's a recession on, but for recent college graduates it's more like a depression. You see, jobs are scarce. Especially jobs of the entry-level variety. Of course, one man's trash is another man's treasure. For exploitation-minded employers, it's akin to Christmas. Minyanville, by way of example, is basically being run by two well-paid C-level types and an army of malnourished interns. Still, the question has to be asked: What are recent college graduates doing in September?

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