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Chris Cook at the FT writes on the jobs market facing graduates. “The odds for new workers leaving university are formidable. In 2011, 3,800 people applied for 150 graduate jobs at BP, the energy company. In 2012, BP increased posts on offer to 250 – and applications almost doubled. Graduates are still less likely to be unemployed than other young people: the Higher Education Statistics Agency suggests that the unemployment rate six months after graduation is 8 per cent – well below the 19 per cent for those aged 18-24 as a whole.” Financial Times