Hospitals and health systems added 2,900 jobs in May, as U.S. jobs overall increased by 559,000, according to preliminary data released today by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The health care field overall gained 22,500 jobs, and continues to remain just under 16 million total (seasonally adjusted). Outpatient care centers, physicians, dentists and other office-based providers continued to add jobs. Nursing care facilities saw jobs increase by 1,000, the first month they have reported increases since the beginning of the pandemic. However, other residential care facilities (such as residential mental health facilities) continue to report job losses. BLS also revised April job loss numbers downward for hospitals and health systems, from 5,800 to 1,400. Since the beginning of the pandemic, hospitals and health systems have added over 38,000 jobs, but remain below their February 2020 peak.

Related News Articles

Headline
The House Ways and Means Committee today started its budget reconciliation markup of the Build Back Better Act, which will consider a number of health…
Headline
Hospitals and health systems employed nearly 3,200 more people in August, as U.S. jobs overall increased by 235,000, according to preliminary data …
Headline
At the urging of the AHA, the State Department this week said that because of the emergence of the COVID-19 delta variant and continued demand for health care…
Headline
The Health Resources and Services Administration has extended to Sept. 20 the deadline for health care providers, associations and federally qualified health…
Headline
Patient-to-nurse staffing ratios are a static and ineffective tool that cannot guarantee a safe heath care environment, writes Mary Ann Fuchs, president of AHA…
Blog
The essay Nurses Deserve Better. So Do Their Patients is right to note the “awesome” impact that nurses have within our health care system and in the battle…