March 7, 2011
The legal services sector lost 2,900 jobs last month
The United States economy may be showing signs of improvement, but in at least one way the legal sector is not enjoying the fruits of that recovery: the industry shed 2,900 jobs in February, according to the monthly employment report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
The latest BLS report is a harsh dose of reality, given that the adjusted January numbers that it contains show that the legal industry actually gained 500 jobs that month--a modest boost that pales next to the job losses of both November (-900) and December (-1,600). (Click here for our January jobs report and here for our December coverage.).
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