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Education Pays

According to the latest data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Current Population Survey. the unemployment rate in 2011 had the national average at 7.6% but those without a high school diploma had a 14.1 percent.  Those with a high school diploma had a 9.4 percent unemployment rate.

The median weekly earnings for those without a high school diploma averaged $451 ($23,452 a year).  Those with a high school diploma averaged $638 a week ( $33,176 a year).  That is almost a 30 percent increase for 4 years of high school completion.  

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