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What is the unemployment rate of lawyers?

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2010-08-01 01:16:09

The unemployment rate for Lawyers is 2.1%. Since March of 2010,

it has been recorded at 2.1%

However, more than 40% of law school graduates never practice

law--the market demand for attorneys is much less than the supply.

So that 2.1% figure (which I believe is badly outdated given the

massive layoffs of late), only includes the <60% who actually

leave school and receive a job offer in the practice of law. In

addition "solo practitioners", who may handle a few DWI or other

simple cases per year, are counted as "employed".

Worse, the statistics are from corporate responders, not from

licensed attorneys themselves.

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