Legal Sector's April Flowers: 2,100 New Jobs

, The Am Law Daily


Preliminary data released Friday by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics showed the legal industry growing for the second straight month and, with revisions included, adding a total of 5,600 jobs in March and April.

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  • Andrew

    More legal jobs being added to the legal sector is good news for all those involved in the legal sector. Although growth is not happening fast, the fact that things are growing instead of shrinking in this sector is a good sign. According to the BLS, attorney jobs are projected to have 10% growth, which is about as fast as the average of other occupations. Granted, this doesn't mean that the crisis of too many law graduates and not enough positions is solved yet, but that problem should be resolved within a few years as class sizes adjust to the current demand. Attorneys should not take for granted the opportunities available to them in the currently growing legal market.

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