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Healthcare Job Growth Trend Continues Up in April

Analysis  |  By Melanie Blackman  
   May 09, 2023

Healthcare remained among the top sectors trending up in job growth for the month.

The healthcare sector trended up in job growth last month, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics' (BLS) latest employment situation summary.

The healthcare sector, which was among the top sectors experiencing job growth last month, added 40,000 jobs in April.

The ambulatory sector led the gains with 24,000 jobs, while nursing and residential care facilities added 9,000 jobs, and hospitals added 7,000 jobs.

Over the past six months, the average monthly job gain has decreased from previous highs but is still at 47,000 jobs.

The healthcare sector joined the professional and business services, leisure and hospitality, and social assistance sectors as the top sectors continuing to trend up in job growth.

So far this year, the healthcare sector added 58,000 jobs in January, 44,000 jobs in February, and 34,000 jobs in March.

Total nonfarm payroll enrollment saw an increase of 253,000 in April, according to the BLS. This left the unemployment rate changed little at 3.4%. 

Melanie Blackman is a contributing editor for strategy, marketing, and human resources at HealthLeaders, an HCPro brand.

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