The U.S. legal service sector lost 1,100 jobs in May, according to Labor Department statistics released Friday. The decline marked three consecutive months of losses for the industry, with layoffs at large firms, along with tightening throughout the market generally, contributing to the numbers. The last time so few people were employed in legal services was during a lull ending in December 2005.
Legal Sector Sees Third Month of Job Losses
The American Lawyer
June 9, 2008