Healthcare Snapshot

12 Aug 22

Steady Job Gains And Easing Recruiting Costs Are Promising Signs

Healthcare Labor Snapshot

Employment Trends in Healthcare

The broad Healthcare and Social Assistance sector, as the BLS defines it, added 62,000 jobs in August. Healthcare specifically added 48,200, continuing a strong streak of gains for 2022. Since January, the healthcare sector has added an average of nearly 44,000 jobs each month. Overall, employment is just 0.2% below its level in February 2020.

Hospitals gained 15,000 jobs in August, while nursing and residential care facilities gained 12,000. The fastest growing subsector recently is Ambulatory and Health Services, adding more than 30,000 jobs per month.

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