Legal Industry Jobs Severely Reduced In September

Law360, New York (October 5, 2009, 6:55 PM EDT) -- The legal industry has lost about 34,000 jobs since September 2008, and 13,600 of them were lost over the last month alone — a significant decline even when adjusted for the season — according to data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

The BLS released the establishment data on Friday.

Summer associate programs typically end in September, leading to a higher than usual decline in that month, but when the government adjusted for seasonal differences, the legal profession still shed about 2,000 jobs, the government...
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