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Ambulatory sector leads healthcare job gains
Modern Healthcare

The nation’s economy, aided by healthcare, added 162,000 jobs last month, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Since the recession began in December 2007, the agency has reported job losses of more than 8.4 million and only three months—March, January and November 2009—when hiring outpaced cuts.

Last month’s 0.2% increase in healthcare employment, which totaled 13.69 million workers, was fueled heavily by hiring by ambulatory-care providers and nursing and residential facilities.