james MaherFather Jim Maher writes in the influential Huffington Post  “The current debate about the questionable value of a college degree has been trumped by some recent figures, making the argument for the benefits of higher education stronger than ever.

In January, the unemployment rate for employees who hold a bachelor’s degree or higher sank to 2.8 percent, its lowest level since September of 2008. (The rate for the overall population stands at 5.7 percent.) In recent months, the unemployment gap between having a college degree and having no college experience has been as much as 4 percentage points.

What’s more, there is an indication that there are not enough degree holders to go around, which will lead to high demand for college graduates in the not-so-distant future.”

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