The legal services sector dropped 1,100 jobs in October as the overall U.S. economy posted job gains and a slight edging down in the national unemployment rate, according to preliminary data that the U.S. Department of Labor released Friday.

The Labor Department’s U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, which issues a monthly report on the employment situation in multiple U.S. industries, showed a decline in the number of people employed in legal services in October compared with the prior month. The BLS reported that in October, 1,126,200 people worked in the legal services sector, which includes lawyers, paralegals, legal secretaries and other law-related occupations.

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