Healthcare Workforce Data
Healthcare Jobs Show Strong Start to 2019, Led by Ambulatory Care
Healthcare employment continued on its path of strong growth in April, increasing by 27,000 jobs, which included 17,000 jobs in ambulatory care, 8,000 jobs in hospitals, and 7,000 jobs in nursing care facilities, according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Over the past 12 months, healthcare employment has grown by 404,000 jobs, solidifying the healthcare industry as the nation’s largest employer. Healthcare job growth has started off strongly in 2019, led by particularly robust growth in ambulatory care.
The imbalance between supply and demand of healthcare workers has significantly since the end of the recession, according to Bureau of Labor Statistics data. For the last several years, the ratio of job openings to job hires has been approximately 2:1, representing approximately a half-million unfilled healthcare jobs.