Healthcare adds 900 hospital jobs in August

Seasonal adjustments reveal the gain in hospitals jobs in was relatively minor in August, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. While the healthcare industry saw a gain of 32,700 jobs over the past month, the BLS' monthly jobs report indicates only 900 of these were in the hospital sector. The most gains were made in home healthcare services, which added 9,500 jobs in August. Although employment within the healthcare industry has been ascendant over the past two decades, there have been recent concerns that job growth within the industry is beginning to flatline. In July, the healthcare sector led all other industries in workforce reductions, cutting 6,483 jobs, the largest industry reduction since the 9,558 jobs shed in November 2009, as previously reported by FierceHealthcare. Statement (.pdf)