Friday, September 2, 2011

August 2011 legal employmenTTT

Having published this table, there isn't much else that needs to be said. There is no growth in the U.S. legal industry. If anything, I'd guess that even if headcount remains static, the payroll is shrinking as associates are replaced with staff attorneys and temps. From the Wall Street Journal:
Meanwhile, unemployed lawyers now find themselves in the country's most cutthroat race for a job, with less than one opening for every 100 working attorneys.
The only good news of late is that the message is sinking in and law school applications are down considerably.

Not seasonally adjustedAugust20101,117,800
Seasonally adjustedAugust20101,113,800
Change from July 11-August 11100

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