Healthcare Employment Surpasses 15 Million

While the U.S. economy slowly recovers, healthcare jobs have skyrocketed, benefiting from favorable federal policies and greater access to care.

Healthcare employment hit a new milestone in April when the sector surpassed 15 million jobs, with 390,000 new jobs created in the past 12 months, Bureau of Labor Statistics jobs data show.

In April, healthcare grew 45,000 jobs, including 25,000 in ambulatory care, 12,000 in hospitals, and 8,000 in nursing homes and residential care.

Healthcare job growth for the month was outpaced only by employment in professional and business services, where 62,000 new jobs were created in April, but healthcare still tied with construction for the second-fastest growing employment sector in the country.

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