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Overall growth in the legal industry has slowed in recent years, which has reduced employment opportunities for legal secretaries. The U.S. Department of Labor predicts that employment for legal secretaries and paralegals will increase by 8 percent through 2024, or about as fast as the average for all careers. Job opportunities at local and state government agencies will be not be as strong, increasing by 2 percent and 6 percent, respectively. Employment at federal agencies is expected to decline by nearly 10 percent through 2024.

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