January 7, 2019

December healthcare employment highest in decades

By: Judy Mathias

Editor's Note

US healthcare added 50,200 jobs in December to a seasonally adjusted 16,213,000, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported on January 4. That is up 346,000 more employees than a year ago, and the highest since 1990.

The overall unemployment rate rose by 0.2% to 3.9%.

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