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Employment, Employment Concentration, and Employment Projections are from the U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics (OES) and Employment Projections programs.
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Projected Employment for Paralegals and Legal Assistants in UNITED STATES

National Employment Percent
Change
Projected
Annual
Job
Openings*
2016 2026
United States 285,600 327,400 15% 34,700
State Employment Percent
Change
Projected
Annual
Job
Openings*
2016 2026
California 30,000 35,400 +18% 3,790
Florida 24,960 30,090 +21% 3,250
Texas 22,460 27,450 +22% 2,980
New York 23,040 26,720 +16% 2,840
Illinois 10,580 12,220 +16% 1,300
Pennsylvania 10,670 12,230 +15% 1,290
North Carolina 9,090 10,660 +17% 1,140
Georgia 8,290 9,840 +19% 1,060
New Jersey 8,350 9,660 +16% 1,030
Massachusetts 7,780 8,860 +14% 940
Ohio 8,090 8,530 +6% 870
Arizona 5,830 7,030 +21% 760
Washington 6,080 7,070 +16% 750
Michigan 6,040 6,920 +15% 730
District of Columbia 6,340 7,010 +11% 730
South Carolina 5,560 6,430 +16% 690
Maryland 6,110 6,460 +6% 650
Colorado 5,980 7,330 +23% 630
Missouri 4,920 5,710 +16% 610
Connecticut 5,060 5,720 +13% 600
Minnesota 4,930 5,580 +13% 590
Wisconsin 4,550 4,970 +9% 520
Indiana 4,010 4,760 +19% 510
Louisiana 3,990 4,710 +18% 510
Tennessee 3,970 4,720 +19% 510
Oregon 3,360 3,780 +12% 400
Utah 2,620 3,400 +30% 380
Kentucky 3,120 3,510 +13% 370
Oklahoma 2,900 3,310 +14% 350
Alabama 2,920 3,320 +14% 350
Kansas 1,940 2,320 +20% 250
Nevada 2,010 2,300 +15% 240
West Virginia 2,060 2,250 +9% 230
Iowa 1,760 2,150 +22% 230
Arkansas 1,550 1,890 +22% 210
Mississippi 1,860 1,990 +7% 210
New Mexico 1,630 1,830 +12% 190
Nebraska 1,300 1,570 +21% 170
Rhode Island 1,290 1,480 +15% 160
Delaware 1,240 1,410 +14% 150
Maine 1,200 1,340 +12% 140
Hawaii 1,190 1,320 +10% 140
New Hampshire 1,140 1,300 +14% 140
Montana 960 1,130 +18% 120
Vermont 710 760 +8% 80
Idaho 600 680 +14% 70
Puerto Rico 620 670 +7% 70
North Dakota 450 520 +16% 60
Wyoming 520 570 +10% 60
South Dakota 360 430 +20% 50
Alaska 560 470 -16% 40
Virgin Islands 140 140 +4% 20
Virginia No Data Available No Data Available No Data Available No Data Available
Northern Mariana Islands No Data Available No Data Available No Data Available No Data Available
Guam No Data Available No Data Available No Data Available No Data Available
American Samoa No Data Available No Data Available No Data Available No Data Available

*Projected Annual Job Openings refers to the average annual job openings due to growth and net replacement.