Healthcare sector hiring continued to rise in January, reports the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, with 38,300 new jobs added in ambulatory care, hospitals and nursing.
”Ambulatory care employment, including physician offices, added 21,700 jobs in January, an increase of 0.3%.”
”Physician-office hiring boomed in January, adding 13,400 jobs during the month, compared with 3,300 jobs in December, bringing the number of employees in that setting to 2.5 million. For the year that ended in January, physician offices increased their payrolls by 71,800 workers, or an increase of 2.9%. ”
”Nursing home and residential care added 7,000 jobs last month, an increase of 0.2%, to bring total employment in the sector to 3.3 million. In the year that ended in January, nursing homes and residential care added 44,300 jobs, an increase of 1.4%.”