College students across the country are facing the highest unemployment rate since the Great Recession.
And the college experience, which was supposed to give students a chance to learn, is starting to feel like a nightmare.
College students in Florida are struggling to make ends meet and have fewer job opportunities, according to the American Association of Colleges and Employers.
The job market in the Sunshine State has been so bad, that college graduates in Florida have been struggling to find work at all for more than a decade, according, The Miami Herald reported.
Many college graduates are finding themselves unemployed, and many of them don’t even know it.
The unemployment rate for Florida college graduates is 5.6 percent, according the Department of Labor.
Florida unemployment is even higher for young workers under the age of 25: 15.4 percent.
But a lot of young college graduates don’t have much hope that they’ll find a job.
“There’s just so many young people here right now, that are in the workforce,” said Laura Bix, who runs a Florida-based organization called the Center for Student Debt Relief.
Bix and other college graduates said that there’s been a lot going on in the college industry in the last few years.
“I think there’s definitely a lack of confidence among the young people in college, who haven’t really been able to see that their college education is something that’s going to really help them,” Bix said.
The financial crisis, which has forced many to work for low wages, also is making it harder for some college graduates to get loans.
And, in addition to not being able to find a good job, students at the Florida college system face a variety of obstacles.
According to the Florida Department of Education, the state’s financial aid programs are in dire need of overhaul, particularly in areas such as the high school and vocational education, where students often have to work with a mentor.
Some students said that they’re having difficulty finding an adequate job that doesn’t require a college degree, or even an advanced degree.
“It’s tough, because it’s hard to get an income in the system, because you can’t get loans,” said Jordan Williams, a 22-year-old student at Florida International University who attended Florida State University.
“So, it’s very hard to be able to get by.”
A majority of college graduates who graduated in the past year are either working part-time or looking for full-time work.
And according to a study released last week by the National Student Clearinghouse, nearly half of all college graduates do not have a job and are looking for work.
The college sector is facing unprecedented levels of job insecurity, with many colleges struggling to hire qualified workers to fill positions.
And in some states, students are not getting a fair shot at securing a job that could help them get out of poverty.
Florida is one of the most segregated states in the nation, and it’s one of only a few states that have a federal poverty line that can be used to determine how much money a student can receive in aid.
The federal poverty level for a single person is $15,890 a year.
And that’s only the federal poverty threshold.
Many states have lower poverty lines, and in Florida, some schools that rely on public money, such as schools serving the city of Orlando, are not required to provide financial aid to students in low-income families.
The Department of Health and Human Services, which administers Pell grants, says that it has received over $9 billion in federal funding for the state since the program’s inception.
But the department also warns that many states have cut Pell grants in recent years, and a lot more money is needed.
“This is not a problem that’s unique to Florida,” said John Fauci, a senior fellow at the conservative American Enterprise Institute.
“We have states like California that are doing this all over the country and we have states that are cutting programs.”
He said that the cuts could be harmful for students in the state.
“You are seeing some schools being cut by the federal government because they have so much financial aid that they don’t really need, because they’re so high on the priority list,” Fauji said.
“And there are schools that are cut by Medicaid that they can’t afford to lose.”
The federal government also says that colleges in some areas are cutting grants because they don�t have enough money to cover tuition.
Florida’s school funding formula, which is used to set federal Pell aid, is also the same formula used in Florida.
However, that state has cut Pell aid in recent months, and students in other states have also had to find new ways to pay for college.
According the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, more than 70 percent of students in Louisiana, which used to receive federal Pell grants that would help them pay for school, were still paying for college in 2013, but they now owe $14,000 more