Legal Industry Adds 4,100 Jobs, Outpacing US Employment Growth

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The legal industry was busy this August. They have added more jobs than other professional service sectors or the broader economy. However, growth was still flat.

Employment in the legal sector grew right around a third of a percent this August, according to the latest U.S. government jobs report, while adding additional jobs after three-months of little to no growth. Just this August, the legal industry, which is composed of attorneys, paralegals, legal secretaries and others, employed 1,148,100 people.

This employment figure has varied by just a few thousand over the past few years, and has failed to catch up to pre-Great Recession numbers.

Are you interested in learning more about how this industry is outpacing U.S. Employment Growth? Learn more here.

Author:
Victoria Ostrander
Assistant Editor
The American Lawyer | National Law Journal | Corporate Counsel
Email: vostrander@alm.com
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