May was mildly encouraging for job growth, after a disappointing month of April, but June appears to have good news all around. According to the June employment report from payroll-processing firm ADP and their partner Moody's Analytics, the economy added 188,000 jobs in June, and nearly every sector and size of company saw gains. The service-providing industries saw 161,000 jobs added, its largest increase since February. The goods-providing industries saw an increase of 27,000 jobs, and is the first time in three months that both manufacturing and construction saw job gains in the same month.
Construction saw 21,000 jobs added, which was the best showing in four months. Professional and business services, a large group that likely includes architects and engineers, kept chugging along with another good month of 40,000 jobs added. ADP and Moody's doesn't break out architectural and engineering services the way that the U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics does (see last month's BLS employment report for reference), but a similar result to May for the ADP's professional services sector does bode well that the BLS will deliver good news for architects and engineers in their June report.