Legal Industry Hiring Dips Amid Bleak Job Market Forecasts

Law360, New York (April 6, 2012, 7:14 PM EDT) -- The legal services profession lost 1,300 jobs in March, a decrease of about 0.1 percent, ending a two-month streak of minor gains and reflecting what experts had predicted would be a stagnant year for the industry, a U.S. Department of Labor report revealed Friday.

The March losses wipe out some of the modest job gains made at the beginning of the year, when January added 1,900 jobs to the legal sector followed by another 200 in February, according to the DOL's revised data for January and...
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