Labor Stats Show Legal Job Market Contracting

Law360, New York (November 12, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- According to government statistics, not even the legal industry has escaped the down economy. But industry experts said Wednesday it's worse in other sectors, and there are silver linings.

According to a recent U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report, the number of legal industry jobs fell by 1,100 over the last month to 1,163,900.

In fact, the bureau's statistics show a drop in the number of such jobs for each of the last five months — a decline of 7,300 total jobs since June.

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