The U.S. economy continued to hemorrhage jobs in the first month of the 2010, but the overall unemployment rate fell to 9.7 percent, according to the latest employment report released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. While the legal sector lost another 1,100 jobs in January, the number marked a noticeable drop-off from previous months. Since January of last year the legal services industry shed 44,700 workers.
Legal Sector Lost 1,100 Jobs in January
The American Lawyer
February 5, 2010