Healthcare adds nearly 17,000 jobs in July, but growth slower than in June, May

Healthcare added 16,700 jobs in July, with hospitals contributing 6,800 to that total, according to the latest jobs report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

This marks a slowdown from the 25,200 jobs healthcare added in June and the 28,900 jobs the industry added in May.

Within healthcare, ambulatory healthcare services continued to show employment growth, adding 9,900 jobs last month. Hospitals added 6,800 jobs in July compared to the 10,600 they added in June.

Overall, healthcare has added 286,000 jobs over the year, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

In total, the U.S. added 157,000 jobs in July.


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