The healthcare jobs boom continues. This morning’s employment report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported that 142,000 jobs (seasonally adjusted) were added to non-farm civilian payrolls in August. 34,000 of those (24 percent) were in health care.
Furthermore, continuing the trend we’ve seen for months now, almost all that growth was in ambulatory settings, where 22,800 jobs were added, versus only 7,100 in hospitals and 4,100 in nursing and residential care facilities.
Since August 2013, job growth in outpatient services has increased by 3 percent, whereas job growth in hospitals and nursing and residential care is stalled.