The employment situation report released Friday by the Bureau of Labor Statistics showed a 1.4% decrease in overall unemployment in May as the economy added 2.5 million jobs, including 3,200 in the legal industry, which had shed over 60,000 jobs between April and May. 

The legal industry, consisting of attorneys, legal secretaries, paralegals and others who make their living in the law, has been battered by furloughs, layoffs and other austerity measures over the past two months.