US legal industry added 700 jobs in March
The US legal industry added 700 jobs in March, according to new data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.comments powered by Disqus
The revised jobs data for the month of February shows that hiring in the legal industry remained flat in that month, while in January the industry added 1,600 jobs.
The US legal industry currently employs 1.137 million people, which is up 4,000 people from the same time last year.
Across the entire economy, 192,000 jobs were added in March, but the unemployment rate stayed the same at 6.7 percent.
Fed Chair Janet Yellen said: “I think this extraordinary commitment is still needed and will be for some time, and I believe that view is widely held by my fellow policymakers at the Fed. The past six years have been difficult for many Americans, but the hardships faced by some have shattered lives and families. Too many people know firsthand how devastating it is to lose a job at which you had succeeded and be unable to find another; to run through your savings and even lose your home.”