Job Losses in U.S. Spreading to Workers With College Degrees

By Courtney Schlisserman

Feb. 6 (Bloomberg) -- In this recession, not even an education can shield you from losing your job.

The unemployment rate among workers with college degrees rose to 3.8 percent, the highest level since records began in 1992, the Labor Department reported today. The rate for workers with some college or an associate’s degree also climbed to a record, at 6.2 percent.

“This particular recession is hitting workers with more levels of schooling harder than past recessions have hit them,