Healthcare hiring recovered in June after spring slump
According to the report of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, last month, the health sector added
34,900 jobs. Around 15,700 jobs in May, which was the weakest month since September 2017.
In June, unemployment in the United States grew to 3.7%. While in May and April it was 3.6%. Total nonfarm employment increased by 224,000 in June.
More than half of the new healthcare contracts were in the outpatient sector, which added 18,500 jobs in June, mainly in-home health and doctors' offices. The doctors' offices added 6,700 jobs, which represents a 15% decrease compared to May.
Ambulatory care centers added 3,800 new jobs in June, after only adding 200 in May.
In June the offices of dentists, who lost 1,100 jobs. Medical and diagnostic laboratories yielded 300 jobs. Hospitals performed 11,200 new hires.
The Healthcare residential and nursing care sector added 5,200 jobs in June. Residential mental health facilities experienced the strongest growth, which totaled 2,500 compared to the past few months.
Nursing facilities added 1,600 jobs and community care facilities for the elderly added 1,700 jobs.
According to the BLS, employment in the health sector has increased by 403,000 jobs in the last 12 months.
Medical care was surpassed last month by the professional and business services sector, which added 51,000 jobs. Construction made 21,000 new hires and manufacturing added 17,000 jobs.