Bloomberg Law
Aug. 7, 2020, 3:59 PM

Legal Sector Job Gains Slow Amid Worsening Pandemic

Elizabeth Olson
Elizabeth Olson
Special Correspondent

Legal sector Job gains slowed significantly in July as the economy struggled to reemerge amid the worsening coronavirus pandemic.

The Labor Department on Friday reported that firms and other offices added only 1,900 legal industry jobs compared to 7,500 in June.

The seasonally adjusted data reflected the slowdown nationwide where the U.S. added 1.8 million jobs overall last month, also far below June’s gains.

The legal industry, which employs about 1.1 million in Iaw firms and law services, has settled into a remote way of conducting business as the pandemic continues to surge in the U.S. with more than 4.8 ...

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