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Legal industry has 40,600 more jobs than a year ago

The legal services industry gained 3,800 jobs in April, according to seasonally adjusted numbers released Friday by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

But the job hike is a drop in the bucket compared to the growth in jobs since April 2020, a month after the coronavirus outbreak was declared a pandemic. The legal industry has gained 40,600 jobs since then, when the legal services sector had only 1,092,100 jobs.

April 2020 was a bad month for legal jobs. The Bureau of Labor Statistics had reported revised numbers last year showing that the legal sector lost 68,000 jobs that month.

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