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 Statistics. Hospital employment remains over 40,000 below its March 2020 peak but has grown in 19 of the past 28 months for a slow-but-steady job recovery. Total health care jobs grew by 69,600 in July to a seasonally adjusted 16.4 million. While these numbers are promising, hospitals and health systems continue to face workforce pressures and inflationary costs that far exceed revenue growth as the nation recovers from the pandemic. 

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