Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Legal sector adds 1,100 jobs in September

This is the third consecutive month of growth (here and here) in the legal job sector. The AmLaw Daily has the full details here.  An excerpt:

Legal Sector Gained 1,100 Jobs in September

Continuing its recent run of positive momentum on the employment front, the legal sector added 1,100 jobs last month, according to preliminary data issued Tuesday by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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. . . September's hiring uptick follows the even greater job gains recorded in July and August and boosts the total number of people employed in the legal sector to 1.13 million.

Factoring in last month's new jobs, there are now 6,600 more people working in the legal profession than there were at this time last year. Tuesday's BLS report also included revised hiring data for August showing that the legal industry added 3,100 positions that month, up from the 2,700 the agency initially estimated. Overall, the BLS reports, through the first three quarters there were more people employed in the legal sector than at any point since 2009.

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