The healthcare industry added 44,900 jobs in October. This year, the industry has created almost 407,000 jobs,
which almost equals the 410,000 jobs the industry added in 2013 and 2014 combined. Nearly 11% of all U.S. nonfarm jobs are now in healthcare. Hospitals alone have added almost 148,000 employees. However, the continued growth of healthcare jobs, many of which are high-paying, could raise the nation’s healthcare tab. Spending on healthcare services has increased at historical lows the past few years, but those expenses have inflated more quickly in 2014 and thus far in 2015.