Employment Trends in Healthcare
Demand for healthcare workers remains exceptionally high, with yet another quarter of employment growth in the industry. This follows a strong start to 2023 and an extraordinary year in 2022, where employment in health care grew by 3.8% as the sector recovered from the pandemic. June 2023 actually marked the 21st consecutive month with employment growth in the health care sector.
Healthcare and social assistance employment increased by a total of 197,000 in Q2 2023. This growth rate is consistent with the average rate of the last 15 months, again at 3.8% annualized. In June, a net total of 65,200 jobs were added across the industry: 24,100 came from social assistance, 13,800 from ambulatory and health services, 14,400 from hospitals and 12,300 from nursing and healthcare facilities.
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