The U.S. legal services industry saw modest employment gains in April, adding 800 jobs in a month that saw total unemployment in the U.S. drop to a level not seen in nearly two decades, according to the U.S. Labor Department.
The legal sector employed 1,136,300 people in April, according to the monthly jobs report from the Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics. The figures for the legal services industry includes lawyers, paralegals, legal secretaries and other law-related professions. The data, released by BLS on Friday morning, are provisional and could be revised, and they are also seasonally adjusted.
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