De­spite the po­lit­i­cal un­cer­tainty swirling around the fu­ture of the Af­ford­able Care Act, health­care had its strong­est month so far in 2017 when it comes to cre­at­ing jobs.

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The in­dus­try added more than 36,500 jobs in June, far out­pac­ing the 20,600 jobs added in May, ac­cord­ing to the most re­cent jobs re­port by the Bureau of La­bor Sta­tis­tics. Over­all em­ploy­ment in the sec­tor is now 15.74 mil­lion. The bulk of the new hires were con­cen­trated in am­bu­la­to­rycare ser­vices, which added 26,000 jobs. Hos­pi­tals added 11,700 jobs. Even with th­ese gains, jobs in the health­care sec­tor are grow­ing at a slower pace com­pared to last year. Health­care has added an av­er­age of 24,000 jobs per month in the first half of 2017, com­pared to an av­er­age monthly gain of 32,000 jobs in 2016.

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