It’s no secret among legal professionals—and recent law school graduates—that legal jobs are scarce. A recent analysis of the job market from consulting company Economic Modeling Specialists Inc. confirms the large number of unemployed lawyers across the U.S.
The study compared the number of people who passed the bar in 2009 to an estimate of annual job openings available in 2009. According to the data, the number of law school grads who passed the bar that year was about double the number of available positions.
The study also revealed that the two states with the greatest number of lawyers out of work are New York and California, with 7,500 and 3,000 unemployed lawyers, respectively.
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