Hospitals and health systems added 20,500 jobs in June, while U.S. jobs overall increased by 372,000, according to data released today by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Hospital employment remains almost 60,000 below its March 2020 peak but has grown in 18 of the past 25 months for a slow-but-steady job recovery. Total health care jobs grew by 56,700 in June to a seasonally adjusted 16.3 million, with hospitals leading job growth among health care employers. While these numbers are promising, hospitals and health systems continue to face workforce pressures and inflationary costs that are likely to persist as the pandemic shows little sign of slowing down. 

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Hospitals and health systems added 12,900 jobs in July, while U.S. jobs overall increased by 528,000, according to data released today by the Bureau of Labor…