Healthcare Employment Passes 16 Million Workers: Healthcare Employment in Five Charts

Healthcare Employment Passes 16 Million Workers: Healthcare Employment in Five Charts

Despite the confusion over national healthcare policy, jobs growth remains robust, with a 26,000 employment increase in September. Year to date, healthcare has grown by 302,000 jobs, according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. This potent growth rate reflects the fast pace of aging of our population, and the resulting rise in demand for healthcare services. It’s estimated that people over 65 use about three times as much healthcare services as the general population. This factor, plus the low unemployment rate in a fast-growing economy, continues to push up demand for healthcare services and for the nurses, physicians and allied healthcare professionals who provide them.