America’s hospitals supported 16.5 million jobs and almost $3 trillion in economic activity in 2016, according to the AHA’s latest annual report on hospitals as economic drivers in their communities. Hospitals are one of the top sources of private-sector jobs, directly employing nearly 5.9 million people in 2016. 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 community hospitals by state, including jobs, payroll and hospital expenditures. Click here to explore the data in a new interactive format.

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