The diversity of the Southern California economy shows up in diversity of occupation as well. The state Employment Development Department tracks 357 industries and some 2,000 different occupations ranging from Able Seamen to Yeast Pushers. What follows are brief looks at the employment outlook for other job areas that are key to the Southland's economy. LAWYERS
Back in August, 1982, the Los Angeles Daily Journal, which covers the legal profession, reported that a recession was forcing local law firms and government agencies to cut back hiring.
Four years later, the employment picture is brighter. Several local law schools say their graduates, once they pass the rigorous California Bar examination, are finding jobs--mainly in private practices that range from the small to the very large.
And according to a 1985 statewide survey conducted by the California Young Lawyers Assn., only 0.8% of the 3,000 attorneys who responded were unemployed and less than 1% were not able to find work in the legal profession.