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New college graduates enjoy the best job market in years with more offers and better salaries – CNBC

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  • Those armed with a newly minted diploma will find the best job market in years.
  • Employers plan to hire nearly 11% more graduates from the class of 2019 than they did from the class of 2018, according to the National Association of Colleges and Employers.
  • Salaries for new grads are also up from last year.

It’s a good time to be a graduate.

Those armed with a newly minted diploma will enter a job market with unemployment near the lowest level in 50 years and job prospects up significantly from just last year.

Employers plan to hire nearly 11% more graduates from the class of 2019 than they did from the class of 2018, according to a recent survey by the National Association of Colleges and Employers. This also marks the first time since 2011 that hiring projections are in the double digits, NACE said.

Improved job opportunities were spread across most industries, including accounting and professional services, NACE said, with wholesale trade as the only exception.

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