Hospitals supported one in nine U.S. jobs and more than $2.8 trillion in economic activity in 2015, according to the AHA’s latest annual report on hospitals as economic anchors in their communities. Hospitals were one of the top sources of private-sector jobs, directly employing more than 5.7 million people. Each hospital job supports about two additional jobs, with every dollar spent by a hospital supporting roughly $2.30 of additional business activity. The report shows the total economic impact of U.S. hospitals by state, including jobs, payroll and hospital expenditures.