The health­care in­dus­try added 46,800 jobs in May, top­ping April as the largest monthly in­crease this year,

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ac­cord­ing to the sea­son­ally ad­justed fig­ures re­leased by the Bureau of La­bor Statis­tics. Am­bu­la­tory-care ser­vices, such as home health­care ser­vices and out­pa­tient-care cen­ters, to­gether gen­er­ated about 27,600 jobs in May, a 16.9% jump from last month. Within that cat­e­gory, physi­cian of­fices hired 5,900 peo­ple. Hos­pi­tals added 15,700 jobs, out­pa­tient cen­ters added 4,500 jobs and home­health agen­cies in­creased pay­rolls by 8,400. Over the past year, health­care has added 408,000 jobs.

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