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Healthcare Added 20K Jobs in February 2021

Analysis  |  By Jack O'Brien  
   March 05, 2021

Employment in healthcare and social assistance fell by more than 909,000 jobs year-over-year. 

The healthcare sector added 20,000 jobs in February 2021, according to the monthly jobs report released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics Friday morning.

Healthcare and social assistance employment increased by 46,000 jobs last month.

Last month, the healthcare sector's gains of 29,000 jobs in the ambulatory healthcare sector were "partially offset" by 12,000 job losses in nursing care facilities. 

For the overall economy, total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 379,000 jobs last month.

"In February, most of the job gains occurred in leisure and hospitality, with smaller gains in temporary help services, health care and social assistance, retail trade, and manufacturing," the report stated. "Employment declined in state and local government education, construction, and mining." 

Still, total nonfarm payroll employment is down 9.5 million jobs compared to its pre-pandemic levels.

Employment in healthcare and social assistance fell by more than 909,000 jobs year-over-year. 
 

 

Jack O'Brien is the Content Team Lead and Finance Editor at HealthLeaders, an HCPro brand.


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