Healthcare Workforce Data
Healthcare Jobs Growth Cool Off in February
Healthcare employment growth cooled off along with other industry sectors in February, growing by 21,000 jobs in February. Ambulatory care increased by 16,000, which included 4,700 home healthcare jobs. Hospital employment grew by 4,200. The February healthcare jobs increase is roughly on par with several months in 2018, but a considerable drop from the high of nearly 50,000 jobs growth in December, the highest single month in healthcare employment. Over the past 12 months, healthcare employment has increased by 361,000 jobs, which would be considered very robust for any industry.