Hospitals experienced the most job growth during the month, followed by the ambulatory health sector.
The healthcare sector once again is trending up in job growth, joining the government, social assistance, and construction sectors in the lead.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) latest employment situation summary, healthcare added 41,000 jobs in June, bringing the total number of jobs in the sector up to 16.8 million.
Hospitals saw the most job growth, adding 15,000 in the month, followed by the ambulator healthcare sector which added 13,800 jobs. Additionally, nursing and residential care facilities added 12,000 jobs, while home healthcare services added 9,000.
So far this year, the healthcare sector has added:
- 58,000 jobs in January
- 44,000 in February
- 34,000 in March
- 40,000 jobs in April
- 52,000 in May
- 41,000 in June
For the first six months of 2023, the sector has added an average of 42,000 jobs per month, similar to the average gain of 46,000 jobs during the first six months of 2022, according to the BLS.
Total nonfarm payroll employment added 209,000 jobs in June, barely changing the employment rate to 3.6%.
During the first six months of 2023, total nonfarm payroll employment added an average of 279,000 jobs per month. This is lower than the monthly average of 399,000 jobs added during the first six months of 2022.
Melanie Blackman is a contributing editor for strategy, marketing, and human resources at HealthLeaders, an HCPro brand.