Legal Jobs Down in August

After seeing a healthy uptick in hiring in July, the legal sector shed 1,400 jobs last month, according to preliminary data released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. However, the legal industry employs 3,200 more people than it did a year ago and has experienced a net gain of 1,400 jobs since the start of 2012. The sector has whipsawed between adding and losing jobs nearly every month this year -- legal employers had cut 500 jobs in June and added 300 positions in May. The AmLaw Daily reports