Finally, some good news for the profession: Legal-sector jobs reach a four-year high

Jobs in the legal sector are at their highest level in four years, after two months of gains.

The legal sector added 2,100 jobs in April and 3,500 jobs in March, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The March figures are revised upwards from an initial report showing a gain of 2,000 jobs that month. The Am Law Daily has the latest numbers.

The total number of legal services jobs now stands at 1.13 million, up by 10,000 from April 2012. At its pre-recession high in May 2007, the legal sector had 1.18 million jobs.

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