Healthcare jobs get boost from doc office positions
A surge in the number of jobs at physician offices in September boosted the total of 43,800 healthcare posts added in the month, according to preliminary numbers from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Physician offices added 12,200 jobs in September, which represents a 0.51% increase from the previous month, according to preliminary findings. That’s the first month since November 2009 that physician offices have created more than 10,000 jobs. Physician offices have added 56,400 jobs over the 12-month period that ended in September for an overall total of 2.4 million. Hospitals added 13,300 jobs in September, or a 0.28% increase. Hospitals have added 53,900 jobs during the period that ended last month. The total number of hospital jobs stands at 4.8 million. Healthcare sector jobs increased 0.3% in September for a total of 14.2 million jobs. During the 12-month period ended in September, healthcare added an average of 29,500 jobs each month, according to seasonally-adjusted figures. The industry grew by 359,600 jobs for the period.