If a rising tide lifts all ships, the legal industry took on water last month. The U.S. economy added 263,000 jobs, according to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics, far surpassing projected gains. But the legal industry failed to keep pace, declining 0.7% between March and April.

Total jobs in the industry, which includes lawyers, paralegals and other professional legal jobs, stood at 1,142,400, down from the 1,143,100 reported in March of this year. The decline is not numerically significant, but did show that other sectors are outpacing legal in the continued economic recovery from the Great Recession.

This content has been archived. It is available through our partners, LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law.

To view this content, please continue to their sites.

Not a Lexis Subscriber?
Subscribe Now

Not a Bloomberg Law Subscriber?
Subscribe Now

Why am I seeing this?

LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law are third party online distributors of the broad collection of current and archived versions of ALM's legal news publications. LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law customers are able to access and use ALM's content, including content from the National Law Journal, The American Lawyer, Legaltech News, The New York Law Journal, and Corporate Counsel, as well as other sources of legal information.

For questions call 1-877-256-2472 or contact us at [email protected]