A Big Reason To Get An Education…

Unemployment Rate by Education, United States, Jan 2007-Jan 2011

To get a college degree or not? This question has been all the rage during the Great Recession and has continued since it ended last year.

Yes, some people never went to college or dropped out and later became very successful (see Bill Gates or Steve Jobs). But many more people decided not to attend college or dropped out and did not become successful.

There will only be one Bill Gates and one Steve Jobs.

A big reason to get an education… the more education you have, the less likely you are to be unemployed. The graph above says it all.

[image via Jess Jiang/NPR/BLS data]