The legal job market is finally picking up, according to a recently released report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
There were 800 new jobs were added in February, the preliminary report said. This was the second month in a row that hiring increased in the legal sector.
The legal market had been shedding jobs throughout 2011, even as other sectors started to pick up towards the end of the year. The latest news indicates that the legal sector is now starting to follow national trends in other industries.
The U.S. economy gained 227,000 jobs overall in February, according to the BLS report. This is the third month that more than 200,000 jobs have been added. The overall unemployment rate remained at 8.3 percent.
So can we be cautiously optimistic for the future? Let’s hope the trend continues this spring.