1,400 legal jobs lost in August – the sector continues to struggle along with hiring generally:
After seeing a healthy uptick in hiring in July, the legal sector shed 1,400 jobs last month, according to preliminary data released Friday by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The August job loss figure equals the bureau’s original estimate of how many positions the legal industry added in July. Friday’s report revised the July figure to show the industry adding 1,500 new jobs that month, meaning the August losses didn’t totally erase July’s gains—at least until the bureau revises its August data next month.
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