Hospitals add 6k jobs in February

The healthcare industry added 26,800 jobs last month, according to the most recent jobs report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Here are four things to know.

1. Within healthcare, ambulatory healthcare services employment grew the most last month, adding 18,300 jobs. Hospital employment grew by 6,300 last month.

2. Medical and diagnostic laboratories, health practitioner offices and community care facilities for the elderly recorded job losses in February.

3. In the last year, the healthcare industry added an average of 30,000 jobs per month, according to the BLS.

4. Total nonfarm payroll employment grew by 235,000 in February.

 

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