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The number of jobs in the legal industry has dropped for two months in a row, according to seasonally adjusted numbers released on Friday.

The industry lost 1,500 jobs in August, the American Lawyer reports. In July and August combined, the industry lost 4,200 jobs after July’s figure was revised downward by 600 jobs.

The legal services sector had 1,135,300 jobs in August, 1,136,800 jobs in July, and 1,139,500 jobs in June, according to the revised figures.

The August figures represent 200 fewer jobs than in August 2017.


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