While the U.S. economy shed another 216,000 jobs in August, the legal sector lost only 100 jobs during the month, according to figures released Friday by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The numbers are seasonally adjusted. When not seasonally adjusted, the legal sector lost 11,000 jobs -- presumably because of the flow of summer associates back to law schools. Most striking to the The Am Law Daily: the increasingly fuzzy numbers law firms have been offering when asked about job cuts.
Legal Sector Loses 100 Jobs in August
The American Lawyer
September 8, 2009