The law school class of 2014 enjoyed slightly better success on the entry-level job market than its did predecessor, according to employment figures released on Thursday by NALP, the National Association for Law Placement.

Nearly 87 percent of recent gradates had found jobs 10 months after graduation—a 2.2 percent increase over the class of 2013. That represented the first time the overall employment rate has increased since 2007. NALP’s findings echoed numbers released by the American Bar Association in April, which also showed a slight improvement in new-lawyer employment.

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