May 12th, 2011
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the U.S. legal industry added 1,500 new jobs in April—the largest increase the industry has seen since January, when 400 new jobs were created. This follows a loss of 300 jobs in March and a staggering loss of 2,000 in February. This small gain after such losses in legal employment could be the start of a trend, inciting optimism for law school grads who are about to enter the turbulent job market, as well as law school hopefuls. Keep an eye out for the number of law school applications to rise in the near future if this is the case, but be wary—the legal job market has seen its ups in the past, with tremendous downs not far behind.
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