Sounds like a pretty good sign of hope for MBAs, not necessarily JDs. In any case, the data on the recession has shows that this has been a "poor-man's recession" - unemployment is highest among those who earn minimum wage, and the higher the salary, the lower the unemployment.
For six-figure salaries, unemployment is on par for what should be expected in a regular economy: the 4% or so that comes from people leaving and entering new jobs. If you can break into the six-figure market (whether it's with a JD or an MBA) you're probably gonna pre pretty set.
Proof can be found here: http://www.clms.neu.edu/publication/doc ... s_of_U.pdf