Being Overqualified for a Job Becoming More Common

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Almost 17 percent of Americans are underemployed, meaning they're working fewer hours than they'd like to and want full-time jobs. That's bad enough. But there's also another class of workers who aren't counted in any federal jobs report -- a large number of people who lost their jobs during the recession and are back working, but in positions they're overqualified for.