Saturday, July 7, 2018

BLS reports legal sector added 4,800 jobs in June

The Bureau of Labor Statistics monthly report released yesterday (Friday) shows that the legal sector got a significant bump in June by adding 4,800 jobs. The BLS also revised (as it often does after more data comes in) the job report for May which had originally shown a net loss of 200 jobs but now reflects a gain of 300. The monthly BLS legal sector job reports include multiple  job categories within the legal services industry like paralegal and legal secretary in addition to lawyers. You can check out the raw data from BLS's June report here (scroll down to "legal services" under the category "Professional and Business Services"). The National Law Journal has a detailed summary here.


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