College students expect an annual salary of nearly $104,000 a year after they graduate, a survey found. That's almost double what the average college graduate salary is today, which is around $55,000. Their high expectations may be a result of the soaring demand for workers, which has raised the pay and benefits offered by employers. That demand has added to a high inflation rate, worrying economists, politicians and consumers.
Class discussion: Are college students’ expectations way out of line? Why or why not? Have you noticed businesses aggressively trying to recruit workers and offering higher pay? Has your family been hurt by rising prices? Why do stock markets do poorly when the job market is hot? Why do stock perform better when unemployment is high? How do events like pandemics and wars affect the economy, jobs and stock prices? Do expect the unemployment to remain low or rise?
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