Health Care Sector Jobs Rose During Economic Recession
Although the recent economic recession caused a 6.8% decline in non-health care jobs since late 2007, employment in health care has increased by 6.3% during that period, according to a report from the Altarum Institute's Center for Studying Health Spending. The report also found that the areaÂ with the most health job growth in the previous year has been outpatient care centers at 5.3%, while hospitals have had the lowest job growth rate at 0.7%.
- "Health Care Share of Employment Reaches All-Time High" (Miliard, Healthcare Finance News, 2/9).
- "Jobs Vanished Everywhere but in Health Care" (Shinkman, Fierce Health Finance, 2/15).