Greig O'Brien is the former managing editor of ARCHITECT. He also held other titles in Hanley Wood's Design Group: Residential Architect and Architectural Lighting.
The United States economy added 195,000 jobs in June. Architectural and engineering services added 3,000 jobs, while construction added 13,000 with commercial construction and residential construction each showing weak growth.
The United States economy added a slightly better than expected 175,000 jobs in May. Architecture and engineering services added 4,900 jobs, while construction added 7,000 with residential construction having a better month than commercial construction.
ADP and Moody's Analytics released their May employment report, which shows mildly stronger job growth than had been seen in April. Jobs were added in construction and professional services, as well as in the service sector, but lost in manufacturing.
According to payroll company ADP and their partner Moody's Analytics, the construction industry fared better in April than it did in March, adding 15,000 new jobs last month. Professional services added 20,000 jobs, fewer than the 39,000 added in March.
In the BLS’s disappointing March 2013 employment report, the economy added only 88,000 jobs. The architectural and engineering services sector, however, added 2,100 jobs, and the construction industry added a somewhat less-enthusiastic 18,000 new jobs.