Monday, June 10, 2013

Legal sector loses 500 jobs in May according to BLS

The Bureau of Labor Statistics, via the AmLaw Daily, is reporting that the legal sector lost 5oo jobs in May after posting significants gains in March and April.  From the AmLaw Daily:

Factoring in the figures released Friday, the legal sector currently employs roughly 1.13 million people—8,300 more than at the comparable point last year. Before April, total employment in the industry had not hit 1.13 million since 2009.

The overall U.S. economy, meanwhile, added 175,000 jobs in May, though the nation's unemployment rate ticked upward slightly from 7.5 percent to 7.6 percent.


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