The U.S. economy as a whole lost 131,000 jobs in July, and 800 of them were in the legal trade, according to the latest report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Despite the losses, the industry actually fared better last month than it did in June, when it saw more than 3,000 positions evaporate. All told, there are now 17,200 fewer legal jobs in the U.S. than there were in July 2009, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Legal Sector Lost 800 Jobs in July
The American Lawyer
August 9, 2010