Job advertisement numbers for employee lawyers has continued to fall with the latest figures* from October 2019 showing a decline of 12% compared to October 2018. 

The decline began in May 2019 increasing in pace up until July 2019. Since then the decline has plateaued at a decline between 11% and 12% for the last three months compared to equivalent months of 2018.

Job advertisement numbers have also declined for the total of all occupations however it is notable that the decline in demand for employee lawyers is five percentage points worse than the decline for the total of all categories. 

*data from Australian Government Labour market report