Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Legal sector losses 200 jobs in July

After gaining 900 jobs in June (revised downward by 300 jobs from the last report), the legal sector reversed course again - this time losing 200 jobs in July.  The American Lawyer has more details.

Summertime Blues: 200 Legal Sector Jobs Erased in July


The legal sector shed 200 jobs in July, offsetting gains from the previous month, according to seasonally adjusted preliminary data released Friday by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.


The revised data for June’s legal sector jobs in the latest BLS report shows the industry adding 900 jobs that month, which is 300 less than what was previously reported.


So far, the legal sector has witnessed a loss of 800 jobs since the beginning of 2014, hitting the second-lowest point of the year. Still, compared with the same time last year, the legal sector has gained 3,900 jobs, currently employing almost 1.136 million people.


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