Ambulatory services jobs grew by 22,600 in June, but that sector didn’t add as many jobs as it did over the past two months, according to seasonally adjusted numbers from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Hospitals added 10,600 jobs and nursing homes added 6,900 jobs in June. Outpatient services added 2,500 jobs, and home health hired 5,300 more people. Healthcare overall added 40,100 jobs last month, but that overall growth was still down 15.6% from the updated figure of 47,500 healthcare jobs created in May. The U.S. economy overall added 223,000 jobs—with about 1 in 6 of those in healthcare—and the unemployment rate declined to 5.3% in June from 5.5% in May.