Is Sequestration to Blame for Slowdown in Healthcare Jobs Growth?
The Bureau of Labor Statistics jobs report released June 7 contains some interesting news about the nation’s job growth. First, the number of jobs increased by 175,000 in May, which leaves the unemployment rate at 7.6 percent, basically unchanged. However, only 11,000 new jobs were created in the healthcare sector, which is a very low figure. Over the past year, job growth in healthcare averaged 24,000 per month. Thr...
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