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Law flaw: Graduates face task finding job

LAW students are facing the highest unemployment rate among majors graduates this year, according to a nationwide survey.

The survey by consulting firm MyCOS HR Digital Information has collected more than 600,000 questionnaires from graduates of 3,080 colleges and universities in the past three years.

The survey put majors into three categories - "red light" for the highest unemployment rate, "green light" for the highest employment rate and salaries and "yellow light," also in the high jobless rate.

Law, computer science, English and seven other once high-flying majors were the top 10 "red light" majors.

Among them, law graduates recorded a 23-percent unemployment rate on national average and even up to 44 percent in some areas.

Petroleum engineering, material physics, geographical science and seven others, were the top 10 green lights.

The survey listed 25 yellow-light majors including clinical medicine, accounting, and mathematics.

The survey showed that supply exceeding demand had been a common factor for "red-light" majors.

MyCOS in its survey advised colleges and universities to cut enrollments for "red-light" majors to ensure a high employment rate.

In 2006 the Shanghai Municipal Education Commission urged colleges and universities to adjust the enrollment of each major according to its current employment rate.

However, it hasn't set up specific rules in that area.


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