Things may finally be looking up for so many out-of-work lawyers. According to the recent job report, released last week by the Department of Labor, the legal services industry saw a substantial increase in jobs.
On Friday, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released its jobs report for August. While the overall economy added 169,000 jobs, 2,700 of those were from the legal services sector. This jump is the second highest in the past year, yet it is still below the increase in jobs the sector was seeing prior to the start of the recession.