Feb 2014 BLS (Bureau of Labor Statistics) Healthcare Employment Statistics:
- For the third consecutive month overall healthcare employment had little change, increasing by 10,000 in February.
- Hospital employment declined by 1,000 in February, and has shed 10,000 jobs over the past 3 months.
- Ambulatory healthcare services employment continued its upward trend in February, with the largest gains occurring in offices of physicians (+8,000), after adding 9,000 jobs in January.
Over the past year, 167,000 of the 191,000 jobs added in health care have been in ambulatory healthcare services. Offices of physicians, outpatient care centers, and home health care services have expanded employment over the 12-month period. However, growth has decelerated over the last 3 months in outpatient centers and in home health care.
2013 BLS Healthcare Employment Trends:
- 2013: Overall healthcare employment added an average of 17,000 jobs per month
- 2013: Ambulatory healthcare services added an average of 15,000 jobs per month (as it did in 2012)
- 2013: Hospital employment showed little net change (after adding an average of 4,000 jobs per month in 2012)
- 2013: Nursing and residential care facilities added an average of 2,000 jobs per month (after adding an average of 4,000 per month in 2012)
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