Although job losses stopped their steep decline in July and the national unemployment rate fell for the first time in more than a year, the U.S. legal sector wasn’t spared another dose of bad news.

According to a report released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics on Friday, the legal services industry lost another 2,700 jobs last month. The statistics are seasonally adjusted. When not seasonally adjusted, the legal sector lost 2,900 jobs. (Click here for The Employment Situation: July 2009.)

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