Legal jobs are hard to come by these days – and more applicants are entering the job hunt:
The legal industry lost more jobs last month than it has in any single month since June 2011, according to seasonally adjusted preliminary data released Friday by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Initial BLS reports show the legal sector shedding 3,600 positions in June, the largest one-month drop since a 3,300-job dip recorded during the same period two years ago. Last month was also the second in a row during which the industry lost more jobs than it gained. The BLS originally estimated that the legal sector lost 500 jobs in May—a figure the bureau revised Friday to reflect a loss of 2,900 positions that month instead.