People working in legal occupations in the United States experience economic downturns differently than the labor market as a whole. With increased volatility in unemployment rates and significant gender gaps, the comparatively low unemployment in legal occupations may offer little comfort to those trying to maneuver the Covid-19 downturn.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, unemployment rates for individuals working in legal occupations are significantly lower than United States unemployment rates as a whole. This has been true even during recent economic downturns associated with the dot-com bust and the Great Recession.
Chosen excerpts by Job Market Monitor. Read the whole story @ ANALYSIS: Legal Unemployment in Downturns—Protracted, Gendered