The number of architects claiming unemployment benefit has recorded a sharp monthly rise, according to the latest figures
The Nomis official labour market statistics for July show a 16 per cent increase in the number of people signing on, who state their usual occupation as architect.
In total 1,110 architects are now claiming benefit, marginally down from 1,175 recorded in July 2010 but up a huge 155 from the month before (June 955). This month’s figure was made up of 830 men and 280 women.
This year had previously seen a downward trend in unemployment figures, with the figure reaching as low as 950 in May.