Legal sector gains jobs for the third straight month

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The legal services sector gained 2,000 jobs in June, according to preliminary, seasonally adjusted numbers from the Labor Department’s Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Legal services jobs also increased in April and May, the Am Law Daily (sub. req.) reports. Since June 2016, the legal sector has added 10,000 jobs, according to the statistics.

The seasonally adjusted numbers indicate that there were 1,130,800 working in the legal services industry in June. That is up from 1,128,800 in May and 1,125,900 in April, according to revised numbers reported by the bureau.


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