November 6, 2023

Healthcare employment up in October

Editor's Note

Healthcare employment in the US rose by 58,400 from October to November, according to the latest report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, released on November 3. That is compared to the average monthly gain of 53,000 over the prior 12 months, for a total of 17,123,600 seasonally adjusted workers.

In October, healthcare employment trended up also in:

  • ambulatory healthcare services rose by 32,400
  • hospital employment saw a major uptick, rising by 18,100
  • nursing and residential care facilities rose by 7,900.

The overall unemployment rate changed little at 3.9%, according to a Bureau of Labor Statistics news release also released on November 3.

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