Modern Healthcare| Crain’s Detroit Business
Ambulatory and long-term-care employment growth helped add 21,000 jobs in health care in June, new figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics show. Hospital hiring was largely flat in a month that saw robust jobs growth overall.
Last month’s employment gains increased overall health care hiring by 0.1 percent, continuing the sector’s job growth through the recession and the weak recovery. During the year that ended last month, health care added 225,100 jobs, representing growth of 1.6 percent. Health care employment last month totaled 14.7 million jobs.
The U.S. economy, meanwhile, added 288,000 jobs last month, and unemployment dropped to 6.1 percent, its lowest level since September 2008, the BLS reported. Overall U.S. employment has increased by more than 200,000 jobs per month for five consecutive months, the first time that’s happened since the late 1990s.
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