LinkedIn Study Shows HBCU Grads Bucking Low U.S. Hiring Trends Despite Economic Downturn

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HBCU graduates are apparently bucking a trend set by the current economic downturn according to a new data study done by LinkedIn, the professional social media platform.

The findings of the study reveal Black College graduate hiring rate climbed an average of 5.9 percent per year from 2016 through 2019 when the job market was stronger. Then 2020 hit, and the coronavirus pandemic raised unemployment overall and plunged the country into a recession. However, HBCU grads lost jobs at a slower pace than the general population, according to the study….

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