Health­care jobs added for June down from av­er­age

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Health­care added just 13,000 jobs in June, which was half of its av­er­age monthly growth rate in the past year but still made up 16% of all new jobs in the na­tional econ­omy last month. Physi­cian of­fices posted an over­all loss of jobs, while hos­pi­tals showed a small gain. Health­care em­ploy­ment over­all had one of its slow­est months in a year, grow­ing by 0.1% in June, ac­cord­ing to sea­son­ally ad­justed fig­ures from the Bureau of La­bor Sta­tis­tics. Monthly growth has been av­er­ag­ing 0.2% since June 2011. For the 12 months ended in June, health­care has added 324,500 jobs to a work­force of 14.4 mil­lion, amount­ing to a 2.3% an­nual growth rate. Hos­pi­tals added 3,700 jobs in June, or 0.1%—which was also about half the typ­i­cal growth of 0.2% seen in the past year. For the 12 months ended in June, hos­pi­tals have added 95,400, or 2%, to a work­force of 4.8 mil­lion. Physi­cian of­fices, mean­while, lost 3,400 jobs in June. For the past year, the physi­cian-of­fice sec­tor has been adding nearly 0.3% per month, but June saw a 0.1% loss. In the past 12 months, physi­cian-of­fice em­ploy­ment has added 76,700 jobs, or 3.3%, to a work­force of 2.4 mil­lion.

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