Health care hiring continues to rebound from a slump that slowed, but never halted, job growth. The sector added 24,500 jobs last month and nearly 257,000 jobs during the prior 12 months.
New hiring in health care dipped last year and remained weak this year, but has gained momentum in recent months, federal employment data show. The latest data of October, released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, suggest that the hiring rebound continued. The October data are preliminary and won’t be final until January. As of October, health care employed 14.8 million workers.