Legal Services Industry Lost 7,000 Jobs Last Year
Posted Jan 9, 2009 1:48 PM CDT
By Debra Cassens Weiss
The legal services industry lost around 7,000 jobs in the year ending in December, according to new statistics from the U.S. Department of Labor.
The numbers reflect several law firm layoffs and include paralegals and other legal staffers, the Am Law Daily reports. The numbers were part of a report showing 2.6 million jobs were lost in the country last year, the largest job losses in six decades.
The publication does see a “silver lining,” however; legal jobs actually increased by about 1,300 in December, according to seasonally adjusted data.