Today the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics released the latest numbers on employment in the United States, and reported that the overall economy added 223,000 jobs in June, and the overall sector of architectural and engineering services added 4,400 jobs.
But this only tells part of the story. The bureau also released data on how many jobs were gained or lost within architecture, landscape architecture, and engineering and drafting during May. (The more specific data is released a month later, meaning that today's June employment report includes information on May architecture job growth.)
Architecture added 800 jobs in May, a slight decrease from the 900 jobs added the prior month. April's job growth was revised up from the initially reported loss of 100 jobs.
Following a month of astronomical growth for the industry, landscape architecture lost 600 jobs in May. April's job growth was only revised slightly, from 3,100 jobs added to 3,000 jobs added.
Engineering and drafting services added 4,800 jobs in May. This was the strongest month of job growth for the industry since November of last year. April's growth was revised slightly, from the initially reported 500 jobs to 700 jobs in today's release.
Charts data source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics