Architects claiming dole falls to five-month low

The number of architects in GB on the dole has fallen to the lowest level since July 2011.

According to figures released today the number of architects receiving jobseekers allowance in December 2011 was 905, compared to a 12-month high of 1,035 in August 2011.

The figures show that overall 2011 was a better year for architects than 2010, which ended with 1,010 architects claiming a jobseekers allowance.

The latest data from the Office of National Statistics shows that the number of architects in full-time employment is 25,000, with another 17,000 in full-time self-employment. Overall, there are 45,000 architects working in the UK.


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