Internet job advertisements for solicitors has surged by 20% compared to two years ago. The chart shows the rise from August 2015 to August 2017 using data from the Federal Government, Department of Employment. The chart shows the number of internet job advertisements Australia-wide for solicitors.
The increase of 20% is much stronger than for the All-Occupations category which was 13% over the same period.
Other data also provides evidence of an upturn. A recent survey of 18 major law firms found that demand for legal services has edged into the positive after four consecutive years of negative growth.
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A sharp downturn in demand for employed solicitors occurred in 2008 and a lesser downturn occurred in 2013. These two downturns were five years apart. 2018 will be five years since the last downturn.
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