June Swoon: Legal Sector Shed 3,600 Jobs Last Month

> Initial BLS reports show the legal sector shedding 3,600 positions in June, the largest one-month drop since a 3,300-job dip recorded during the same period two years ago. Last month was also the second in a row during which the industry lost more jobs than it gained. The BLS originally estimated that the legal sector lost 500 jobs in May—a figure the bureau revised Friday to reflect a loss of 2,900 positions that month instead.

This is depressing. I have friends who graduated in 2013 that are still looking for legal jobs, and news like this is not going to make it any easier for them.