Monday, February 4, 2013

Legal sector loses 2,400 jobs in January

From The AmLaw Daily blog:

The legal sector lost 2,400 jobs in January, according to seasonally adjusted preliminary employment data released Friday by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

The losses effectively wiped out all the jobs the industry gained in December—a figure that Friday's report revised upward to 1,900 from an original estimate of 1,000. The latest BLS report also revised the agency's November estimate from 200 jobs lost to 1,000 jobs gained.

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Overall, though the nation's economy added 157,000 jobs in January, the unemployment rate rose slightly, from 7.8 percent to 7.9, according to Friday's BLS report. The total number of jobs the economy added in December, meanwhile, was revised upward from 155,000 jobs to 196,000.

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