Census shows workers with a Degree earn $26,000 more

A new report from the U.S. Census Bureau highlights that American workers with a bachelor’s degree earned about $26,000 more on average in 2008 than those with only a high school diploma.

The report, Educational Attainment in the United States: 2008, emphasizes just how important having a college degree has become. Education is indeed one of the main keys to prosperity.

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The findings in the report are from data collected as part of the Census’ annual Social and Economic Supplement, which was conducted in February, March and April at about 100,000 addresses nationwide.

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