Legal industry adds jobs for a second month after huge April loss

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The legal industry added 7,500 jobs in June, the second month of job gains after a huge loss in April.

The June gain follows a May gain of 7,000 jobs and an April loss of 68,000 jobs, according to revised and seasonally adjusted numbers released Thursday by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

The legal services industry currently has 41,800 fewer jobs than in June 2019.

The April job-loss number has twice been revised upward. The Bureau of Labor Statistics originally reported that the legal services sector lost 64,000 jobs in April, then revised the number upward June 5 for a loss of 66,000 jobs. The April number changed to 68,000 jobs lost in today’s report.

According to the current revised and seasonally adjusted numbers, the legal services sector had 1,106,800 jobs in June, compared to 1,099,300 jobs in May, 1,092,300 jobs in April, and 1,160,300 jobs in March.

The March figure remains unchanged from the revised figure issued last month, according to Carson Wilson, an economist with the bureau’s current employment statistics program.

Hat tip to Law360.

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