The Bureau of Labor Statistics' monthly employment report for August was released Friday and the news was still a bit glum overall -- the U.S. economy lost a total of 54,000 jobs. But the news for lawyers and legal industry employees was a bit brighter. The legal sector handed out 1,000 jobs last month, marking the second straight month of improved numbers for the industry. The country's overall unemployment rate inched up, from 9.5 percent to 9.6 percent.
Legal Sector Gained 1,000 Jobs in August
The American Lawyer
September 7, 2010