Non-Profits Are Leaders in Job Growth

October 4, 2010 Posted by The Law Firm for Non-Profits, P.C. in Jobs

Nonprofits are adding jobs at a higher rate than the economy as a whole according to a study by the Johns Hopkins University Center for Civil Society. As reported by Caroline Preston in the The Chronicle of Philanthropy (, in 21 states studied between 2007 and 2009, the number of jobs at nonprofits INCREASED on average of 2.5% from 2QTR 2007 – 2QTR 2009. This is more than 5% better than the for-profit sector, where jobs DECREASED on average of 3.3% during the same period.

Of note, according to the study, jobs in the arts and entertainment non-profit organizations grew an average of 4.6% from 2007-2009.

Preston also states that this growth in the non-profit sector is stronger than it’s been during the whole of 2001-2007. In The Law Firm for Nonprofits’ home state of California, nonprofits saw 3.9% job growth in that period compared to 0.4% job growth in for-profit. Between 2007 and 2009, nonprofit job growth in California stood at 2.8% versus 4.2% job loss among for profits.

You can access the study at

NOTE: The information contained herein is not intended to be legal advice and the reader should know that no Attorney-Client relationship or privilege is formed by the posting or reading of this article which is also not intended to solicit business.

Casey Summar, Partner, The Law Firm for Non-Profits, 4705 Laurel Canyon Blvd, #306, Studio City, CA 91607

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