Architectural and engineering services employed roughly 1.44 million people in the United States in November, according to the employment report released today from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Overall, this sector of the economy lost 1,100 jobs last month. The bureau also released data showing how smaller parts of this larger sector fared a month earlier, in October.
Architecture added 2,200 jobs in October, which is the strongest growth for the industry since June. The industry lost 900 jobs in September (revised from the 700 jobs that the bureau initially reported).
Landscape architecture added 100 jobs in October. That's better than September's loss of 300 jobs and equal or stronger growth than four of the other nine months of 2015. It's still nowhere near the 3,000 jobs the industry added in April.
Jobs in engineering and drafting services increased by 5,300 in October, which is the strongest growth for the sector since November 2014.
Overall, these three industries—part of the larger architectural and engineering services sector—added 7,600 jobs in October.
Charts data source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics