Hospitals add nearly 18k jobs in October

The healthcare industry added 44,900 jobs last month, contributing to the nation's 271,000 new jobs in October, according to the most recent jobs report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

This is an increase from September's numbers, when healthcare added 34,400 jobs. Over the past year, healthcare has added 495,000 jobs.

Within the healthcare industry, hospital employment grew by 17,800 jobs in October. However, ambulatory healthcare services added the most, with 26,900 jobs. Most of those came from physician offices (8,300) but outpatient care centers (1,700) and home healthcare services (8,100) also contributed.


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