The preliminary jobs numbers for 2012 are in, and while last year's herky-jerky hiring in the legal sector resulted in a net increase of 7,800 jobs for the year — or 0.7 percent more than in 2011 — the legal industry nonetheless grew at just half the rate of the broader economy, where the total number of jobs increased 1.4 percent, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Job Growth in Legal Sector Lags Behind 2012 National Rate
The American Lawyer
January 24, 2013
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