Healthcare Job Growth Marches On
Healthcare employment continues to make solid gains month after month. According to seasonally adjusted data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, about 34,000 jobs were added in August, bringing the total employment in the healthcare sector to 14.78 million employees. Physicians’ offices brought in 8,000 of those new jobs. In the hospital sector, the ebb and flow of hiring continues. After a 0.1% drop in hiring in July, hospital employment rebounded slightly in August to log a 0.1% growth—about 7,000 jobs.