Although the economy seems to be rebounding, the recovery has been too weak to generate job growth. According to labor economists, economic downturns are especially hard on young people because they have the least job experience. This means that college graduates will be facing a tough labor market and many are taking steps to increase their chances of finding a job. At colleges across the country, students are meeting with career counselors more often and aggressively pursuing jobs andinternships. Some graduates are turning to graduate and professional schools as an alternative to entering the workforce. The Law School Admissions Council expects the number of applications for entry next year to reach an all-time high.