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Architects and Pilots Finally Have Something in Common

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MSNBC takes a look at the latest Bureau of Labor Statistics and the news isn't good for architects. In fact it's pretty effing dismal. Practitioners of "the mother of all arts" were the hardest hit in 2009, with job losses jumping 17.8 percent this year. According to the BLS, the total number of employed architects was 189,000 in the first three quarters of 2009, compared to 230,000 in the same period a year earlier. But there is a small light at the end of the tunnel. Employment projections through 2018 "shows that architecture and engineering occupations will grow by about 10 percent." Wait - that's the good news? Isn't the eight year growth projection still less than the loss in the past year? Math is hard. Other professionals that took a beating in terms of job losses: Construction workers, engineers, carpenters, pilots.
· 9 professions that saw most job losses in 2009 [MSNBC]