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Half of Scots undergraduates unemployed

Half of Scots undergraduates unemployed

Half of Scots who graduated from university and some college courses in the past five years are working in "non-graduate" jobs, according to the Office for National Statistics.

A survey by the ONS suggested 52% are in jobs which do not require further or higher education qualifications.

These include those with qualifications like HNDs and HNCs and higher levels of SVQs through to degree-level and up.

But university leaders say the ONS definition of graduate is too broad.

They cite different studies showing that up to 72% of full-time first degree leavers were in posts classified as professional employment six months after graduating from university.

BBC Scotland is examining the lives of Generation Y, the "millennials" born between 1980 and 2000.

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