Bloomberg Law
April 13, 2022, 9:00 AM

ANALYSIS: Lawyer and Legal Employment Hit Pandemic Highs in Q1

Francis Boustany
Francis Boustany
Legal Analyst

Lawyers and legal workers in the first quarter reached their highest employment levels since the pandemic began, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, inching closer to a full recovery. And while there were some negative points in the quarterly employment data, legal employment in the first quarter continued the overall positive trend that closed out 2021.

Lawyer employment increased to 1.15 million in the first quarter (up from 1.09 million in Q4 2021) and overall legal employment hit 1.89 million (up from 1.85 in Q4 2021), both representing pandemic-era highs. At the same time, legal support roles tacked ...

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