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Healthcare job growth continues

Wall Street Journal, October 5, 2009

As jobs continued to disappear around the country in September, the number of healthcare jobs kept growing. There were about 19,000 new healthcare jobs were added during the month, bringing the total to 13.67 million, according to the seasonally adjusted estimate from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Over the past year, the sector has added about 300,000 jobs. During the same period, the total number of nonfarm jobs nationwide fell by about 6 million, to 131 million.