Number of architects on dole shrinks again
Year on year fall is 23%
The number of unemployed architects fell again last month with 795 people claiming the dole.
In October 820 architects claimed Jobseeker’s Allowance and in September the number was even higher at 840.
The data, which mirrors the national falling trend of those claiming unemployment benefit, refers to the number of people calling themselves ‘architect’ when signing on.
Since November 2011, when 1030 architects were claiming Jobseeker’s Allowance, figures have fallen by 23%.
Meawhile, the number of people claiming Jobseeker’s Allowance and seeking a job as an architect has also fallen. In November 805 people were seeking such a role, compared to 835 in October and 1,045 in November last year.
Official figures released today by the Office for National Statistics show unemployment across Britain fell by 82,000 in the three months to October.
Overall employment rose to 29.6 million, boosted by a 40,000 quarterly rise. This was attributed to the private sector creating jobs at a faster pace than the public sector shed them.