Butch Dill, AP
Students participate in the graduation ceremonies at the University of Alabama on Aug. 6, 2011, in Tuscaloosa, Ala.

Most college graduates will leave school without a job or job offer, according to the Wall Street Journal.

In fact, recent college graduates are taking their time to find work, according to the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University. Just 49 percent of those who graduated from 2009 to 2011 found a full-time job within a year of graduation, compared to 73 percent of graduates from three years earlier.

There are multiple reasons for the 24 percent drop. The job market is still struggling as employers only added 154,000 jobs in March and 115,000 in April, according to the article.

Also, many graduates from a few years ago are unemployed or underemployed due to the slow economy. These graduates are now applying for the jobs as those just leaving college, Carl Van Horn, director of the Heldrich Center, told the Wall Street Journal.

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