CHICAGO (WBBM) — There is good news to report for college graduates on the job front.

As WBBM Newsradio 780’s Lisa Fielding reports, experts say the job market for soon-to-be grads is looking up.

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“What we’ve observed this year is that all indicators of hiring activity are up, which is really encouraging” said Northwestern University director of career services Lonnie Dunlap.

Dunlap said she has seen increases in job fairs, and the number of employers attending job fairs.

“It’s the business-focused ones, as well as engineering, as well as journalism and communication and more general job fairs,” Dunlap said.

The unemployment rate of 20- to 24-year-old college graduates with a bachelor’s degree remains high, at 8.5 percent in March.

But Dunlap says this is one trend she hopes to see continue – job postings at Northwestern are up 48 percent.

Dunlap says her colleagues at other area campuses say the same.