The legal services sector added 2,700 jobs in August, the second highest single-month jump in the past year but still well below pre-recession employment levels, according to U.S. Labor Department’s latest monthly report.
The August jobs gain in the sector was an improvement compared to the average monthly gain of about 500 jobs over the prior 12 months. Overall, the sector has added 6,300 jobs over the past year.
The total number of jobs is still about 50,000 jobs fewer than the 10-year high of 1,180,000 set in May 2007.
The wider economy added 169,000 jobs in August, with the nation’s unemployment rate standing at 7.3% in August.
2,700 New Jobs Added to Legal Sector