The American legal industry employed 200 fewer people in February than in the prior month, despite a positive job growth report for the overall U.S. economy, according to data released Friday by the U.S. Department of Labor.
In its monthly look at the nation’s employment situation, the Labor Department’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported that 1,135,700 people worked in the legal services sector in February. The legal industry figures are provisional, meaning they could be revised later, and seasonally adjusted. The legal services data cover lawyers, paralegals, legal secretaries and other law-related professions.
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