I just read the newest data from the National Center for Educational Statistics and the stats are alarming. Among 25-34 year olds with a bachelor’s degree or higher, 95.1% are currently employed. Compare that to only 57.7% of 2012 high school graduates (who did not attend college) who are currently employed. The most recent data is from 2012. BCC. Before Common Core. What’s the message? Our students need preparation for college or a specific career to be employable. After reading the statistics, I did a little research on the employment gap and discovered an awesome video produced by McKinsey &Company.