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U.S. Added 916K Jobs in March, Healthcare Employment 'Changed Little'

Analysis  |  By Jack O'Brien  
   April 02, 2021

The social assistance sector added 25,000 jobs last month, mostly due to hiring in individual and family services.

The U.S. economy added 916,000 jobs in March 2021 but employment in the healthcare sector 'changed little,' according to the monthly jobs report released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics Friday morning.

The overall unemployment rate dropped to 6%, an indication that the labor market is experiencing improvements following damage suffered during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The social assistance sector added 25,000 jobs last month, mostly due to hiring in individual and family services.

Still, employment in social assistance has declined more than 300,000 jobs since February 2020.

Related: Healthcare Added 20K Jobs in February 2021

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


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