Healthcare a U.S. job growth leader in March
Posted: Apr 05, 2010
Employment in the U.S. healthcare sector increased by approximately 26,800 jobs in March, while the national unemployment rate remained steady at 9.7 percent, according to the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics.
The biggest healthcare job gains were in ambulatory care, where 15,500 jobs were added in March, and in nursing and residential care facilities, which added 9,400 jobs. Of the new ambulatory care jobs, 4,000 were in physicians’ offices and 4,300 were in home healthcare services.
Hospitals added approximately 1,900 jobs in March.
Source: Healthcare Finance News