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Jobless Rate Higher Among Americans Without Degrees

Jeffrey Hamilton/Photodisc/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Call it the education employment gap.  For Americans with a high school diploma the jobless rate is nearly 14 percent, but for those with a bachelors degree, it's just over four percent

"We need to be more educated, we need to work harder," says John Challenger, CEO of the jobs placement firm Challenger Gray & Christmas.  "We need to be more skilled in the kinds of jobs and industries that are going to drive future growth."

Those industries, Challenger says, include energy, health care, and the international sector.

"People with skills and know how in those areas are going to have a leg up on the rest of the market," he says.

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