Legal Market A Bright Spot In Bleak Jobs Numbers

Law360, New York (October 11, 2010, 1:52 PM EDT) -- While the broader U.S. economy shed jobs for yet another month, the legal industry continued to rebound, according to the most recent Bureau of Labor Statistics survey on the job market.

The legal industry added 2,500 jobs in September, according to the survey. Adjusted for seasonal hiring patterns, there were 1,106,800 legal jobs last month, compared with 1,104,300 in August, the survey reported.

It was the third straight month of employment gains for the legal sector, which added 1,400 jobs in August.

While it is a...
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