The authors of the infobrief note that these unemployment rates were far below the national average at the time, for the general population aged 25 or older. They do not, however, compare the unemployment rate to those with comparable education, or to other elite professions that compete for the same pool of graduates. The unemployment rate for physicians and surgeons, for example, is consistently below 1%.
In 2010, the economy was reeling following the financial crisis, whereas in 2008, the effects of the crisis had only just begun to be felt.
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