Legal Industry Job Growth Slows In July

By Kevin Penton (August 7, 2020, 4:06 PM EDT) -- The legal industry in July added jobs for the third straight month, but the pace appeared to slacken after two months of robust growth, with the sector adding 1,900 positions, according to U.S. Department of Labor data released Friday.

Fresh off increases of 6,100 jobs in May and 7,300 jobs in June, July's 0.17% increase continues the legal industry's job recovery since employment plummeted in April due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to seasonally adjusted numbers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

There were 1,107,600 jobs in the sector in July, up from 1,105,700 in June and 1,098,400 in May, according...

Stay ahead of the curve

In the legal profession, information is the key to success. You have to know what’s happening with clients, competitors, practice areas, and industries. Law360 provides the intelligence you need to remain an expert and beat the competition.

  • Access to case data within articles (numbers, filings, courts, nature of suit, and more.)
  • Access to attached documents such as briefs, petitions, complaints, decisions, motions, etc.
  • Create custom alerts for specific article and case topics and so much more!


Hello! I'm Law360's automated support bot.

How can I help you today?

For example, you can type:
  • I forgot my password
  • I took a free trial but didn't get a verification email
  • How do I sign up for a newsletter?
Ask a question!