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Legal sector employment grew by about a third of a percent in August, according to the latest U.S. government jobs report, adding around 4,100 additional jobs after a three-month stretch of little to no growth.

The legal industry, composed of attorneys, paralegals, legal secretaries and others, employed 1,148,100 people in August, according to seasonally adjusted figures released Friday by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The figure has varied by just a few thousand in recent years, and has still failed to catch up to pre-Great Recession numbers.

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Patrick Smith

Patrick Smith, based in New York, covers the business of law, including the ways law firms compete for clients and talent, cannabis law and marketing innovation. Reach him at [email protected] or on Twitter at @nycpatrickd

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