Legal Sector Still Lethargic, Loses 200 Jobs In July

Law360, New York (August 5, 2016, 7:29 PM EDT) -- Legal sector jobs in the U.S. continue to stagnate, with employment in legal services declining slightly in July following a monthslong plateau, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ monthly jobs report, released on Friday.

The number of seasonally adjusted jobs in the sector tallied up to 1,123,900 in July, an almost negligible decline of 200 from a preliminary count of 1,124,100 jobs in June, and a final count of 1,124,200 in May, according to Friday’s report.

While June appears to have been relatively stable, gains and losses in the thousands have been typical for the legal industry sector so...

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