New figures from the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) suggest that female graduates have more success than males in securing graduate jobs.

Drawing from a survey of over 400,000 alumni of UK higher education institutions, HESA found that 11% of male graduates were unemployed six months after completing their first degree in 2012, in comparison to just 7.2% of female graduates.

These percentages remained flat across the academic table for first-time degree graduates, with a slightly smaller discrepancy between the men and women who had undertaken postgraduate studies. Only 5.6% of female postgraduates did not manage to secure graduate jobs, compared to 8% of males.

Of the first-time degree holders participating in the survey, 53.2% of women had found graduate jobs or were otherwise gainfully employed, compared to 52.1% of men.

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