Legal Sector Added 2,800 Jobs in July

The legal industry added 2,800 jobs in July after suffering major losses on the employment front during the previous two months, The AM Law Daily reports. The seasonally adjusted preliminary data was released Friday by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Initial figures issued last month showed the legal sector shedding more jobs in June than it had during any single month in two years. Those revisions and July's job growth notwithstanding, the legal sector has lost 2,000 jobs since April, when it employed 1.129 million people—the highest total since 2009.