right now, unemployment is sitting at over 9%. er but could there be a bright spot on the jobs front. experts say the outlook for recent college graduates is improving. here's robbie owens. >> hi. how . are you. >> i researched every comsepany. >> reporter: elizabeth is a grateful
uta fine arts grad. a single mom she took 11 years to finish her degree juggling a job and kids. and nursing her toddler through a battle with cancer. >> on treatment for four years fo while she was on treatment,wa you know i. stayed in school one class a semester for a few semesters to stay in school and keep at my goal. so finally i graduated in the spring and i am really proud of myself. >> reporter: meeting potential employers at the job fair she positive she will lan the right position and school onofficial say the outlook is good. >> employers were knocking down the doors to get here. >> reporter: acourt together-- accoerrding to the thlatest figures since 2007 repo rters are reporting a redouble digit increase in hiringse hiprojection saying they plan to hire 20% more graduates than year ago. >> a lot are saying they are hiring and they are willing to take in studentso this is not only a learning experience but also an opportunity to get your foot in the door. >> reporter: recollege graduates may have freshly minted degrees but most will have limited work experience. and for some employers, thsoat's actually a plus. >> so we get to teach h them the united auto credit tithat's what we look for in an employee the ability to train. and most college students have that ability versusat a person who's been employed for 10 or 15 years and may mahave picked up bad habits. >> reporter: and perhaps most importantly. po >> we have jobs. and plenty of them. >> reporter: in arlington, robbie owens, cbs11 news.