The legal industry continues its slow march back to pre-pandemic employment, with the latest Bureau of Labor Statistics jobs report showing 4,800 new jobs in January.

The industry peaked at 1,160,300 last March before losing 68,000 jobs in April. Since then, recovery has been steady: Except for a 200-job loss in December, the industry has added 5,000 to 6,000 jobs per month since summer 2020.

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