Hospital Jobs Shrink...Again
Hospitals were not only not hiring in July—they were actually shedding jobs.
July marked a drop in hiring for U.S. hospitals after several months of very small gains. According to preliminary, seasonally adjusted data released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. hospitals lost 7,100 jobs in July, or a 0.1 percent drop.
While nursing care facilities tumbled 6,000 jobs in July, ambulatory-care hiring continued to be strong and offset some of those losses, adding 21,300 jobs, or 0.3 percent growth, after adding 13,000 jobs in June.
The American Hospital Association also noted that hospitals employed 4,801,900 people in July, when the seasonal adjustment was removed.