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Q2 2017 Hiring Market for Legal Positions
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Q2 2017 Hiring Market
Unemployment rates for several legal jobs are well below the national rate, making it challenging for companies to hire these professionals.
UNEMPLOYMENT RATES FOR LEGAL JOBS
Paralegals and legal assistants: 1.4%
National unemployment rate: 4.4%
MANAGERS HAVE A HARD TIME WITH HIRING
49% of small and midsize business owners said most hiring managers underestimate the complexity of the hiring process.
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Sources: U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics; Robert Half survey of more than 1,000 business owners and human resources managers in the United States at companies with 1 to 499 employees
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