June Was a Bad Month for Law Firm Employees, Labor Stats Show

Things appeared to be looking up for law firm employees in May, when initial reports indicated an increase of 300 jobs in the legal sector. But now the news is gloomier.

In June, the legal sector lost 3,900 jobs, the American Lawyer says, relying on the latest report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. And the stats for May weren’t as rosy as initially portrayed. New adjusted numbers show an actual loss of 600 jobs that month.

Overall the legal sector has lost 22,200 jobs since the same time a year ago, the story says.

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