Philly not the best place for new grads to work

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A new study shows there could be some good reasons for Philadelphia’s so-called “brain drain.” The city did not fare well when it comes to offering jobs for grads.

Brain drain occurs when new college graduates take the degrees they earned in Philadelphia and find jobs elsewhere.

According to the website wallethub.com Philadelphia ranks 9th worst in starting a career.

Patrick Sherlock, a vice president of the group Campus Philly, which was formed to help keep college grads in Philadelphia, says they are working to stem the brain drain.

“We see that 64 percent of recent college graduates choose Philadelphia immediately after graduation,” he said.

Sherlock says the retention numbers have been improving, though he only has figures from 2014.

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