US healthcare-care industry lost jobs in Dec

By: Michael MacLaren |
Published: January 15, 2014
Author at Assurance Health Care Financial Services

At the end of 2013, the Department of Labor’s payrolls report showed the U.S. health-care industry lost jobs. Specifically, payrolls dropped at hospitals, doctors’ offices, home health and nursing homes.

There were slows in hiring across most job sectors in 2013 however. A look at the average job gains in health care over the last 12 months shows the sector adding about 21,000 a month.

It is forecast that as America’s population and ages increase, the health-care workforce will as well.