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Growing number of younger job seekers not listing themselves as college grads: J

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Korea′s high youth unemployment rate is forcing younger Koreans to resort to unorthodox measures to find work. Seoul′s Joongang Daily newspaper reported Wednesday... that a growing number of job seekers with college degrees are leaving that fact off of their job applications,... listing themselves only as high school graduates. They′re doing this, the newspaper says, because they believe their qualifications make it HARDER to get hired. An industry researcher quoted in the piece said... employers can view highly educated employees as a burden these days. Korea′s youth unemployment rate was 8-point-5 percent last month,... up nearly one percentage point from the same period last year.