Health Care: One of Every Nine U.S. Jobs
Apr 23, 2013, 9:00 AM
Health care employment accounted for 10.74 percent of total employment in the United States in March, according to a report by the Altarum Institute. One out of every nine jobs was in the health care sector—an all-time high, the report says.
Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) March 2013 employment data show that health care employment rose by 23,000 jobs in March, and most were in ambulatory care. Health care has added 1.4 million jobs since the start of the recession in December 2007, the report says, while non-health employment has fallen.
The Altarum Institute is a nonprofit health systems research and consulting organization.
This commentary originally appeared on the RWJF Human Capital Blog. The views and opinions expressed here are those of the authors.