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FACT #18: No College Diploma? Smaller Average Paychecks
A worker with a high school diploma is twice as likely to be unemployed as a worker with a college degree.
A worker holding a bachelor's degree earned an average weekly salary of $1,053 in 2011, nearly double the $638 weekly salary for those with a high school education.
Unemployment for workers with a high school diploma was 9.4 percent in 2011, compared to 4.9 percent for college graduates.