Texas was one of the top four hottest markets for AmLaw 100 firms last year, despite falling oil prices in the latter half of the year. See Drew Combs' article in The American Lawyer for more specifics on increases in deals, profits per partner, and revenue.
According to Austin-based Indeed (as reported in the attached article by Michael Theis in the Austin Business Journal) there are only 1.7 unemployed job seekers for every opening. This is down from 6.2 in 2009. Although the legal job market hasn’t rebounded this strongly, it remains strong in Texas, despite the plunge in oil prices last year which swiftly and harshly affected the energy sector.
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