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    This Week in Biglaw: 04.18.10

    Ed. note: Law Shucks focuses on life in, and after, BigLaw, including by tracking layoffs, bonuses, and laterals. Above the Law is pleased to bring you this weekly column, which analyzes news at the world’s top law firms. Layoffs are no longer the core theme of this column, and there were none reported at major […]

    7 Comments / / Apr 18, 2010 at 10:15 AM
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    Last Week in Biglaw: 04.12.10

    Ed. note: Law Shucks focuses on life in, and after, BigLaw, including by tracking layoffs, bonuses, and laterals. Above the Law is pleased to bring you this weekly column, which analyzes news at the world’s top law firms. Law-firm layoffs have fallen from a peak of 3,682 in March ’09 to 164 in March ’10. […]

    1 Comment / / Apr 12, 2010 at 10:13 AM
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    This Week in Layoffs: 03.28.10

    Ed. note: Above the Law has teamed up with Law Shucks, which has done excellent work translating all of the layoff news into user-friendly charts and graphs: the Layoff Tracker. In February, unemployment rose in 27 states and declined in just six. We already knew the unemployment rate was steady at 9.7%, but as we’ve […]

    10 Comments / / Mar 28, 2010 at 12:18 PM
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    Last Week in Layoffs: 03.22.10

    Ed. note: Above the Law has teamed up with Law Shucks, which has done excellent work translating all of the layoff news into user-friendly charts and graphs: the Layoff Tracker. The jobs picture, at least the sliver reflected by the initial jobless claims numbers, remained stagnant this week. Initial claims decreased for the third straight […]

    3 Comments / / Mar 22, 2010 at 10:08 AM
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    This Week in Layoffs: 03.14.10

    Ed. note: Above the Law has teamed up with Law Shucks, which has done excellent work translating all of the layoff news into user-friendly charts and graphs: the Layoff Tracker. National jobless news seems to be business as usual. First-time jobless claims fell by 6,000 last week to 462,000. That contributed to a net gain […]

    21 Comments / / Mar 14, 2010 at 4:11 PM
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    This Week in Layoffs: 03.07.10

    Ed. note: Above the Law has teamed up with Law Shucks, which has done excellent work translating all of the layoff news into user-friendly charts and graphs: the Layoff Tracker. First-time jobless claims dropped last week, and the overall unemployment rate (U-3) held steady at 9.7% in February. But you won’t call that "good news" […]

    15 Comments / / Mar 7, 2010 at 11:26 AM
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    This Week in Layoffs: 02.28.10

    Ed. note: Above the Law has teamed up with Law Shucks, which has done excellent work translating all of the layoff news into user-friendly charts and graphs: the Layoff Tracker. How many times have we heard this before? The number of Americans filing first-time claims for unemployment insurance unexpectedly increased last week, a sign that […]

    11 Comments / / Feb 28, 2010 at 3:45 PM
  • Law Shucks, Layoffs

    This Week in Layoffs: 02.21.10

    Ed. note: Above the Law has teamed up with Law Shucks, which has done excellent work translating all of the layoff news into user-friendly charts and graphs: the Layoff Tracker. Here we are, a year after enactment of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 and still facing unemployment in the 10% range. That […]

    25 Comments / / Feb 21, 2010 at 9:33 AM
  • Law Shucks, Layoffs

    This Week in Layoffs: 02.13.10

    Ed. note: Above the Law has teamed up with Law Shucks, which has done excellent work translating all of the layoff news into user-friendly charts and graphs: the Layoff Tracker. In celebration of this law-firm-layoff-free week, we’re taking a break from reporting on the US government’s published unemployment numbers. We found something far more interesting […]

    / Feb 13, 2010 at 6:02 PM
  • Law Shucks, Layoffs

    This Week in Layoffs: 02.07.10

    Ed. note: Above the Law has teamed up with Law Shucks, which has done excellent work translating all of the layoff news into user-friendly charts and graphs: the Layoff Tracker. Regular readers of this column are well aware by now that the overall unemployment rate isn’t a particularly good indicator, but it’s the most-commonly discussed […]

    17 Comments / / Feb 7, 2010 at 9:46 AM
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    This Week in Layoffs: 01.30.10

    Ed. note: Above the Law has teamed up with Law Shucks, which has done excellent work translating all of the layoff news into user-friendly charts and graphs: the Layoff Tracker. We’re coming down to the wire on the Law Shucks Lateral Tracker launch promotion iPhone 3GS giveaway. Read the announcement and the rules, then get […]

    24 Comments / / Jan 30, 2010 at 6:56 PM
  • Law Shucks, Layoffs

    This Week in Layoffs: 01.23.10

    Ed. note: Above the Law has teamed up with Law Shucks, which has done excellent work translating all of the layoff news into user-friendly charts and graphs: the Layoff Tracker. Unemployment rose again last month, climbing higher in 43 states, which is particularly surprising when compared to the 36 states that reported improved numbers in […]

    24 Comments / / Jan 23, 2010 at 4:26 PM
  • Law Shucks, Layoffs

    This Week in Layoffs: 01.17.10

    Ed. note: Above the Law has teamed up with Law Shucks, which has done excellent work translating all of the layoff news into user-friendly charts and graphs: the Layoff Tracker. If you thought unemployment and underemployment (which does include people who become discouraged and voluntary stop looking for work) were arbitrary and capricious, you’ll really […]

    57 Comments / / Jan 17, 2010 at 10:40 AM
  • Law Shucks, Layoffs

    This Week in Layoffs: 01.09.10

    Ed. note: Above the Law has teamed up with Law Shucks, which has done excellent work translating all of the layoff news into user-friendly charts and graphs: the Layoff Tracker. The year isn’t off to a good start, but it’s the same bad news it’s been for a while. Focus is increasingly turning to the […]

    49 Comments / / Jan 9, 2010 at 3:58 PM
  • Law Shucks, Layoffs

    Last Year in Layoffs

    While I was off sampling eggnog from all across the land, Law Shucks was busy crunching numbers. To no one’s surprise, it turns out that 2009 was a very difficult year for those trying to hang onto Biglaw jobs: 2009 will go down as the worst year ever for law-firm layoffs. More people were laid […]

    18 Comments / / Jan 4, 2010 at 11:22 AM
  • Law Shucks, Layoffs

    This Week in Layoffs: 12.20.09

    Ed. note: Above the Law has teamed up with Law Shucks, which has done excellent work translating all of the layoff news into user-friendly charts and graphs: the Layoff Tracker. You take the good, you take the bad, you take them both and there you have the facts of modern American unemployment. In this case, […]

    73 Comments / / Dec 20, 2009 at 9:17 AM
  • Law Shucks, Layoffs

    This Week in Layoffs: 12.12.09

    Ed. note: Above the Law has teamed up with Law Shucks, which has done excellent work translating all of the layoff news into user-friendly charts and graphs: the Layoff Tracker. This recession is turning out to have all of the unemployment and none of the rebound of the recession in the early 1980s. Unemployment is […]

    214 Comments / / Dec 12, 2009 at 12:30 PM
  • Law Shucks, Layoffs

    This Week in Layoffs: 12.05.09

    Ed. note: Above the Law has teamed up with Law Shucks, which has done excellent work translating all of the layoff news into user-friendly charts and graphs: the Layoff Tracker. Huzzah! Unemployment is down this week. OK, we’re not that excited. It’s not easy to get excited about the unemployment rate being "only" 10%. Week […]

    106 Comments / / Dec 5, 2009 at 12:38 PM

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