The latest BLS Economic Situation reported that the U.S. economy created 136,000 new jobs in September and the unemployment rate dropped to 3.5% reaching a 50-year low. Healthcare contributed more than a quarter last month’s job growth, adding 38,800 jobs to the economy. The bulk of new healthcare jobs were within ambulatory care (28,700), with hospitals adding 8,100 jobs.
The latest BLS Economic Situation reported that the U.S. economy created 130,000 new jobs in August and payroll wages have increased by 3.2% over the past 12 months. The healthcare sector continues to boost the Jobs Report, contributing 23,900 jobs and accounting for 18% of all job creation last month.
The U.S. economy created 164,000 new jobs in July and the unemployment rate remained unchanged at 3.7% nationally. The healthcare sector added 30,400 jobs, with nearly all job creation occurring within ambulatory care settings.
The U.S. economy rebounded in June, adding a robust 224,000 jobs and breaking the record for the longest period of economic growth in U.S. history. June’s hiring ramp up added three times as many new jobs as the previous month. The unemployment rate ticked up slightly, reaching 3.7% nationally and 2.6% within healthcare.
The U.S. economy added 75,000 jobs in May and the unemployment rate remained near a 50-year low of 3.6%. The healthcare industry contributed one-fifth of all jobs last month, adding 15,700 jobs. Ambulatory healthcare continued to dominate job growth within the healthcare sector, adding 12,200 jobs. Hospital payrolls grew by 3,000.
The U.S. economy added 263,000 jobs in April and the unemployment rate dropped to a 49-year low of 3.6%. The healthcare industry contributed 27,000 new jobs to the economy last month, with 17,200 new jobs in ambulatory care and another 8,300 jobs in hospital settings.
Job growth rebounded in March, with the economy adding 196,000 jobs last month. Healthcare accounted for a quarter of all job creation in March, growing by 49,100 new jobs last month. The unemployment rate remained unchanged at 3.8%. The healthcare sector has added 398,000 jobs in the last 12 months.
While overall U.S. employment remained relatively unchanged in February growing by 20,000 new jobs, the healthcare sector itself added 20,800 jobs last month. Growth within healthcare was primarily in the ambulatory care sector, which grew by 15,500 jobs. Employment in professional and business services and wholesale trade continued to trend up, while construction employment decreased. The unemployment rate dipped slightly to 3.8%.
The U.S. added a strong 304,000 new jobs in January, while the unemployment rate edged up to 4.0%. The healthcare sector contributed 41,000 of the new jobs last month, with growth distributed primarily between hospitals (18,800) and ambulatory care (22,100).
The U.S. economy ended 2018 on a strong note, adding a ten-month record-breaking 321,000 jobs in December. Employment in healthcare rose by 50,000, with the bulk of gains taking place within the ambulatory care sector (38K).