Q4 2017 Hiring Market for Legal Positions

By Paul Love on January 10, 2018 at 12:12am

Q4 2017 HIRING MARKET

Legal Positions

Unemployment rates for several legal jobs are below the national rate, making it challenging for companies to hire these professionals.

UNEMPLOYMENT RATES FOR LEGAL JOBS

Lawyers: 1.3%

Paralegals and legal assistants: 4.0%

National unemployment rate: 4.1%

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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