If so, it's not for their ability to interpret statistics. I've noticed a lot of bloggers linking enthusiastically to the Guardian article 'I think, therefore I earn', claiming that the data in it suggest that studying philosophy is good for your employment prospects. This is not true. If you actually read the article carefully, all it tells us is that philosophy graduates are now doing better than in the past. That is no indication of absolute success. Indeed, the one relevant statistic suggests that philosophy students are still doing slightly worse than average, with 6.7% unemployed six months after graduation, compared to 6% of graduates overall.
Since for most students the relevant alternative to studying philosophy now is not to study philosophy in the past, but to study other subjects now, it is misleading to describe these findings as indicating that studying philosophy will help you get a job.
Of course, it's good news that philosophy graduates are doing less dismally than in the past. If this upward trend continues, as it surely deserves to in light of the immense intellectual value of philosophical training, then we may expect philosophy graduates to start doing well in the future. But we're not there yet (at least according to the above findings). So if one is to give honest advice to prospective students, "philosophy will help you get a job" isn't it. More like, "the career costs are surprisingly small, and easily outweighed by such benefits as the intrinsic interest of the subject."