Posted: 11:04 PM, June 29, 2016 Updated: 12:46 AM, June 30, 2016
NEW YORK (CNNMoney) - Got a college degree? Then it's much more likely that you could land a job in the economic recovery.
Of the 11.6 million jobs created after the Great Recession, 8.4 million went to those with at least a bachelor's degree, according to a new report from the Center on Education and the Workforce at Georgetown University.
More Education Headlines Study: College education linked to brain tumor risk How the typical American family pays for college Another 3 million went to those with associate's degrees or some college education.
Employers increasingly want workers with at least some college education, be it a degree or even a certificate in a trade, such as nursing assistant or welding, from a technical or community college.
"College level skills determines access to decent jobs now," said Anthony Carnevale, the center's director and lead author of the report. "The modern economy continues to leave Americans without a college education behind."
Some 45% of Americans age 25 to 64 have an associate's degree or higher, while 23% have at least a bachelor's degree. Some 42% of young adults age 18 to 24 are enrolled in higher education.