TODAY | September 07, 2013
>> to find work. the latest jobs report disappointed. 169,000 new jobs added last month. unemployment slid to 7.3%. that number fell because many have simply stopped looking for work. many of those who are finding jobs are working part time . john yang introduces us to one man who has three jobs and still trying to stay afloat.
>> i would like to talk to you about the legal issues you are having.
>> reporter: he bills lots of hours, not all of them at a law firm . he's a ymca building supervisor and takes the odd tree trimming job when he can. all together, he hopes to make $15,000 this year.
>> need one more plate.
>> he still lives with his parents. when you went to law school is this what you invisioned?
>> no. not at all.
>> reporter: he says his job hunt after law school was bleak.
>> if you got an interview, it was really good. usually that didn't pan out. it was nice to at least get an interview.
>> reporter: he highlights how soft the recovery is. of the 848,000 jobs created, nearly two-thirds are part time .
>> that tells us there's tentativeness among employers hiring people full time .
>> reporter: he seeings growth opportunity at the "y." how would that make you feel to give up the law?
>> it would make me feel kind of sad that i spent three years in law school and the economy wasn't good enough for me to make it as an attorney.
>> reporter: his parents helped pay for his law degree , they don't mind if he doesn't use it.
>> as long as he's got a regular job, regular pay and regular benefits. it's what i hope for.
>> reporter: despite his struggles, he is confident about his future.
>> maybe it won't go the way i planned on, but i know i will be successful one day and make something of myself.
>> reporter: no matter what it is he ends up doing. for "today," john lang , lake orion , michigan.