"Number of Legal Jobs Continue to Shrink, Number of Lawyers Continue to Rise
American Lawyer, June Jobs Report: Legal Industry Continues to Shrink:
The legal industry shed 2,600 jobs this month, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics' June employment report, which the agency released Friday. It was the fourth month this year during which the legal sector saw jobs decline. ...
The downward trend comes at a time when the number of lawyers across the country continues to expand, according to the ABA’s 2011 National Lawyer Population Survey. The report indicates that only five states -- Arkansas, Hawaii, Massachusetts, Oklahoma and Utah -- experienced drops in their lawyer populations from 2010 to 2011."