Federal Labor Stats Show Legal Jobs Declining In '08

Law360, New York (October 7, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The number of legal sector jobs has been on the decline this year, dropping by about 2,000 in September, and is heading into October below last fall's levels, according to federal labor statistics.

The legal work force shrank from about 1,167,100 people employed in the profession during the month of August to about 1,165,100 in September, the U.S. Department of Labor reported. September was the seventh straight month of losses this year

The numbers showed an overall decline in the legal sector since September 2007. The...
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