Summer employment in New York City’s legal sector has fallen to lows last seen in 1991, according to data released last week by the New York State Department of Labor.

The city’s legal services sector, largely comprised by law firms, added 1,600 jobs in June, up 2.1 percent from May. But the numbers are below the 2,600 jobs added in June 2009 and below the decade average of 2,800 during the period when many law firms are adding summer associates. There were 79,800 total jobs in the legal section.

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