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November 2017 U.S. Jobs Report Spotlights Strong, Healthy Economy

Posted by HealthTrust Workforce Solutions on Dec 8, 2017 12:15:45 PM

The U.S. economy continued to rebound for the second consecutive month in a row by adding 228,000 jobs in November, showing strong signs of a healthy economy that has recovered after historic back-to-back hurricanes.  

The healthcare sector accounted for nearly 13% of all job creation last month, contributing 29,500 jobs to the overall employment picture. November marked the 86th consecutive month of job growth, with the unemployment rate remaining unchanged at 4.1%.

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Topics: Healthcare, Healthcare Recruitment, Jobs Report

Economic Activity Rebounds in October, Jobless Rate Dips

Posted by HealthTrust Workforce Solutions on Nov 3, 2017 11:45:38 AM

The latest Bureau of Labor Statistics Employment Report indicates that economic activity has rebounded after experiencing hurricane-related disruptions the prior month, with 261,000 new jobs added in October. 

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Topics: Healthcare, Healthcare Recruitment, Jobs Report

Healthcare Leads Job Creation in September Amid Broad U.S. Workforce Reduction

Posted by HealthTrust Workforce Solutions on Oct 6, 2017 11:15:35 AM

While the latest Bureau of Labor Statistics Employment Report revealed that U.S. payrolls lost 30,000 jobs in September, the healthcare sector continued to display steady growth, adding 22,500 jobs last month. The below-trend national job creation was likely impacted by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.

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Topics: Healthcare, Healthcare Recruitment, Jobs Report

Job Growth Steady in August; 328K Healthcare Jobs Added Over the Year

Posted by HealthTrust Workforce Solutions on Sep 1, 2017 11:28:35 AM

The U.S. economy continues to steadily expand, having created 156,000 new jobs during the month of August according to the latest Bureau of Labor Statistics Employment Report. Healthcare remains an economic bright spot, having contributed 20,200 jobs last month. Of the growth, 6,400 jobs were added within hospitals and another 11,000 were created in the ambulatory care setting. Overall healthcare has grown by more than 328,000 jobs over the year.     

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Topics: Healthcare, Healthcare Recruitment, Jobs Report

Healthcare Fuels July Job Growth, Contributing 19% of all Jobs Created

Posted by HealthTrust Workforce Solutions on Aug 4, 2017 2:02:58 PM

In a strong display of continued economic growth, the July Bureau of Labor Statistics Employment Report revealed that U.S. employers hired 209,000 workers during the month of July, surpassing most economists’ expectations. Healthcare once again lead the way in job creation, accounting for 19% of the new jobs added last month. The majority of the healthcare jobs added in July were within the ambulatory care setting (30,000), while hospitals contributed 7,300 jobs. As a whole the healthcare industry has grown by an average of 35K jobs per month during 2017.   

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Topics: Healthcare, Jobs Report

Strong Job Growth during Month of June 2017

Posted by HealthTrust Workforce Solutions on Jul 7, 2017 11:36:57 AM

The U.S. economy added 222,000 jobs in the month of June, with the healthcare industry accounting for 16% of the growth. This was the largest job growth seen in the past four months. Of the 36,500 healthcare jobs added last month, nearly three-quarters (26,000) were within the ambulatory care setting. Jobs in the acute care setting grew by  11,700 in June. As an industry, healthcare has contributed 24,000 jobs on average per month in 2017.

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Topics: Healthcare, Healthcare Recruitment, Jobs Report

May Healthcare Economic Snapshot

Posted by HealthTrust Workforce Solutions on Jun 2, 2017 11:30:18 AM

The U.S. added 138,000 jobs in May, furthering indicating that the country is approaching the tightest labor market seen in years. The unemployment rate edged down to 4.3%, the lowest level seen since May 2001.

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Topics: Healthcare, Jobs Report

Job Creation Rebounds in April; Economy Poised for Strong Spring

Posted by HealthTrust Workforce Solutions on May 5, 2017 1:43:45 PM

The pace of hiring picked up again in April after an initially slow start earlier this spring. Unemployment dipped to 4.4%, the lowest level in almost a decade. If the rate drops again it will match a historic 16-year-low.

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Topics: Healthcare, Jobs Report

Healthcare drives nearly 14% of job creation in the U.S. during the month of March

Posted by HealthTrust Workforce Solutions on Apr 7, 2017 10:32:01 AM

With nearly 1.2 million nursing vacancies on the horizon, now is a great time to start  or enhance  your nursing career! 

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Topics: Healthcare, Nursing, Jobs Report

Strong Job Gains in February, Healthcare Continues to Add An Average of 30K Jobs Each Month

Posted by HealthTrust Workforce Solutions on Mar 10, 2017 12:15:06 PM

The February 2017 U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Employment Report indicated that the country created 27,000 new healthcare jobs in February. Ambulatory care and hospital jobs increased by 64 percent and 50 percent, respectively, from January to February, while the unemployment rate remained steady across the two months. 

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Topics: Healthcare, Healthcare Recruitment, Jobs Report