Labor Stats Show Loss of 9,700 Legal Jobs in One Year’s Time
The legal sector has lost 9,700 jobs in just one year, including 1,100 positions in May and 1,900 in April, according to seasonally adjusted statistics from the U.S. Labor Department.
The sector has seen losses for three consecutive months, the American Lawyer reports. The legal services sector includes lawyers, paralegals, librarians and secretaries.
The April and May declines represented losses of 1.4 percent each month.