Architects Hit Hardest by Downfall in 2009
Source:Artinfo.com Date: 2010-01-04 Size:
The Los Angeles Times's Christopher Hawthorne reports that MSNBC confirms what every architect already knew: 2009 was an absolutely gruesome year for the profession and for related trades.

The Los Angeles Times's Christopher Hawthorne reports that MSNBC confirms what every architect already knew: 2009 was an absolutely gruesome year for the profession and for related trades. According to the site's year-end tally of job losses, no field was hit as hard as architecture. Figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics show that the number of "employed architects" in the United States dropped from 230,000 through three quarters of 2008 to 189,000 at the same point in 2009.

Following architects on MSNBC's list of job losses were carpenters at number two. Construction workers ranked number seven. There was a long-term glimmer of hope, however: BLS projections suggest that employment in architecture and engineering will grow about 10 percent through 2018.

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