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Legal services revenue dropped $970 million in Q3

Quarterly loss offsets $1 billion gain made in Q2

Not to be outdone after the Department of Labor dropped some less-than-stellar legal services job figures last week, the Census Bureau served up a holiday treat of its own.

The Census Bureau yesterday issued its quarterly services survey indicating a relatively steep decline in revenue from the second to third quarters of 2011. According to the numbers, revenue dropped about $970 million to $60.77 billion, thereby nullifying the $1 billion gain from the second to first quarters.

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