According to new research by the Associated Press, about half of college graduates in 2012 do not have a job or are under employed.
Many local college seniors are facing that weak job market right now.
Kori Young, a senior at James Madison University said she's been working hard to find a job after college but so far, she has nothing lined up after graduation.
Young said if she cannot get a job in her major, she plans to work in a restaurant.
She said she's over-qualified for that with her degree, but it may be necessary for a period of time.
"I wouldn't be annoyed if I had to do it for a little while,” said Young. “But I also have student loans to pay off so I definitely want to start making better money so I can start paying those off and not be too worried about my finances."
Young said it is easier for some graduates in certain majors, like business, to get jobs.
She is trying to find work in advertising, which is harder to do in this market and she will graduate from JMU on May 5th.
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