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