What's a poor girl to do with a college degree in this economy? If you graduated in the last few years, you know it's been harder than ever to land a decent job -- or any job, for that matter. While the national unemployment rate hovers around 9.5 percent, the rate for workers ages 16-24 is 19.6 percent -- the highest it's ever been since they started recording data in 1947. One in five people in that age group is unemployed. I'm one of them.