Thursday, October 13, 2011

Legal Sector Shed 1,300 Jobs in September

The overall economy outpaced analysts' predictions last month by adding 103,000 jobs, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics's preliminary September employment report released Friday. But the uptick didn't carry over to the legal sector. It lost 1,300 jobs last month, according to the report.

In September, the legal sector lost 300 jobs; in July, it gained 4,100 jobs. But, in the last year, it has shed 3,500 jobs. Yet, overall employment statistics are on the upswing, despite a 9.1 percent unemployment rate. Here is the article. Hang in there.

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http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legal_skills/2011/10/legal-sector-shed-1300-jobs-in-september.html

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