The good news first: More members of the national law school class of 2013 had found jobs within nine months of graduation than their predecessors did in 2012. That’s according to employment data released Thursday by the National Association for Law Placement (NALP).

Now the bad news: Because of its large size—the largest on record, in fact—the percentage of employed 2013 graduates fell slightly compared to the previous year. That marked the sixth straight year that the overall employment rate declined.

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