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Job market looks good for recent college graduates

Some say now is a good time to graduate from college.

The Idaho Department of Labor announced Friday the November unemployment rate is 3.9 percent.

Chris St. Jeor a spokesman for the Idaho Department of Labor says there are enough jobs available that graduates can even be selective.

“You’re not competing against 100 people for one job anymore,” he said. “It’s simply not the case, so you can be pretty selective right now, especially if you’re good at what you do.”

He also says the low unemployment rate is creating job growth.

“It’s just eating up a lot of the available work force and so businesses are competing against each other for their workers,” he said.

Justin Hodges the director of internships and career services at BYU Idaho says graduates aren’t having problems landing jobs.

“It’s really been strong all year long. Specifically for engineering, sciences, construction management,” he said. “Those majors are really having no issue finding full time employment. But really across the board the market is really strong.”

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