Legal services jobs see slow growth, demand drops

Separate reports indicate the sector is struggling

According to the October jobs report, legal services jobs are up—but barely.

The legal services sector grew by 600 jobs last month, the Department of Labor reported on Friday. Legal services account for more than 1 million jobs overall, but the sector has yet to see any big increases this year. Since October 2011, legal services has grown by 6,600 jobs, the report indicates. The country’s overall unemployment rate stands at 7.9 percent.


Cathleen Flahardy

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