US Legal Industry Adds 1,500 Jobs in April

Finally some good news on US legal industry job statistics: the Bureau of Labor Statistics has reported that the industry added 1,500 jobs in April after two consecutive months of decline. The industry lost 300 jobs in March and 2,000 in February. Overall US employment increased by 244,000 jobs in April, and the unemployment rate rose to 9 percent from 8.8 percent last month, as more out-of-work people started looking for jobs again. As noted in AMLawDaily, the turbulent job market is especially worrying for the law students set to graduate this month. These students face tough competition and a glut of deferred graduates from previous years.

US Legal Industry Adds 1,500 Jobs in April Tue, May 10, 2011