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SDW news brief: Deceleration in healthcare job growth

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Healthcare sector job growth is slowing, according to April job figures from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Despite this deceleration, the healthcare sector created 19,000 jobs in April, nearly a sixth of the new jobs created in the economy last month. The deceleration reflects a slowing job growth across the overall economy.

Figures from the BLS indicate that the healthcare sector employed more than 14.2 million people in April. Of those jobs, 4.8 million were in hospitals and 6.2 million were in ambulatory services. Healthcare has created more than 116,000 jobs in 2012.

Source: HealthLeaders Media

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