The legal services industry shed 600 jobs in December, marking the second straight month of declines even as the U.S. economy overall continued a record streak of job growth, the U.S. Department of Labor reported Friday.
In its monthly look at employment in the United States, the federal agency’s Bureau of Labor Statistics said 1,136,700 people worked in legal services in December, a figure that accounts for lawyers, paralegals, legal secretaries and other law-related professions. The December employment results are seasonally adjusted, and they’re provisional, meaning they could later be revised.
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