Revenue Cycle

Hospital job growth flat-lines in 2009

Patient Access Weekly Advisor, April 29, 2009

Hospital job growth, until recently one of the few bright spots for a nation deep in recession and high unemployment, has all but flat-lined so far this year, Bureau of Labor Statistics show.

For the first quarter of 2009, preliminary BLS figures show that the hospital sector created slightly less than 6,200 jobs nationwide. In the first three months of 2008, the hospital sector created 32,500 new jobs.

BLS reports that there were more than 4.7 million hospital jobs nationwide through the end of March 2009.

Read the full story on www.healthleadersmedia.com by John Commins.

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