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European survey reveals worrying unemployment trend

Latest results show ‘one in six architects in Europe are now unemployed’

According to an online survey from the Architects’ Council of Europe, ‘one in six architects, on average across Europe have become unemployed since September 2008’.

The survey is part of larger study commissioned by the ACE to assess the impact of the current financial and economic crisis on the profession. Representing 480,000 architects from 32 countries, the Council claim to have published the first reliable study of the Architectural Profession at European level.

The survey also shows that European architects are not optimistic that the number of new project enquiries will improve until much later this year. The ACE will repeat the survey in mid-June and mid-September in order to monitor change and ‘identify trends as they emerge’.

The whole study will be repeated on a twice yearly basis, with the aim to ‘build up a detailed knowledge base of the profession and its overall economic impact’.

See here for the full results of the ACE survey including a breakdown of statistics for each participating country.


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