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Data in this report are from the U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics:

Current employment data are from the Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics, May 2021.

State employment projections are from Projections Central, Long-term Projections 2018-28, and State Labor Market Information offices.

National employment projections are from the Employment Projections, 2020-30.

Employment concentration data are from the Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics, May 2021.

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      Projected Employment for Paralegals and Legal Assistants in US

      National Employment Percent
      Change
      Projected
      Annual
      Job
      Openings*
      2020 2030
      United States 345,600 387,000 12% 43,000
      State Employment Percent
      Change
      Projected
      Annual
      Job
      Openings*
      2018 2028
      California 36,500 41,500 +14% 4,620
      Florida 31,380 36,550 +17% 4,110
      Texas 25,540 32,070 +26% 3,700
      New York 26,500 30,600 +16% 3,430
      Illinois 13,920 15,200 +9% 1,670
      Pennsylvania 11,960 13,480 +13% 1,500
      North Carolina 10,590 11,980 +13% 1,330
      Maryland 8,490 9,420 +11% 1,270
      Georgia 9,430 10,890 +16% 1,220
      Washington 8,100 9,340 +15% 1,180
      Virginia 10,430 10,780 +3% 1,160
      New Jersey 8,540 9,570 +12% 1,060
      Ohio 9,470 9,760 +3% 1,050
      Massachusetts 7,510 8,240 +10% 910
      South Carolina 6,500 7,660 +18% 860
      District of Columbia 6,180 7,270 +18% 820
      Colorado 5,600 7,110 +27% 820
      Michigan 6,350 6,930 +9% 760
      Connecticut 5,520 6,180 +12% 690
      Minnesota 5,050 5,720 +13% 640
      Missouri 4,840 5,550 +15% 620
      Wisconsin 4,950 5,160 +4% 560
      Tennessee 4,320 4,970 +15% 560
      Indiana 4,350 5,000 +15% 560
      Oregon 4,230 4,640 +10% 510
      Utah 3,110 3,760 +21% 430
      Kentucky 3,110 3,570 +15% 400
      Arizona 2,890 3,510 +22% 400
      Alabama 3,130 3,540 +13% 390
      Oklahoma 3,060 3,410 +11% 380
      Kansas 2,350 2,670 +14% 300
      Arkansas 1,990 2,290 +15% 260
      Iowa 1,900 2,180 +15% 240
      West Virginia 1,870 2,070 +11% 230
      Nebraska 1,680 1,900 +13% 210
      New Mexico 1,360 1,510 +11% 170
      Maine 1,400 1,530 +9% 170
      New Hampshire 1,180 1,330 +13% 150
      Rhode Island 1,160 1,320 +14% 150
      Delaware 1,260 1,330 +6% 140
      Puerto Rico 1,090 1,250 +15% 140
      Hawaii 1,140 1,210 +6% 130
      Montana 960 1,130 +18% 130
      Nevada 740 920 +24% 110
      Vermont 730 800 +10% 90
      North Dakota 710 780 +10% 90
      Wyoming 520 600 +15% 70
      South Dakota 460 550 +20% 60
      Alaska 530 470 -11% 50
      Louisiana 4,560 4,850 +6% 30
      Idaho 1,240 1,360 +10% 10
      Mississippi 2,000 2,050 +3% 10
      American Samoa 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
      Virgin 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

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