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Healthcare Leads U.S. Job Growth in September
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The healthcare sector is creating jobs at a pace not seen in four years and is responsible for nearly one in four new jobs in the overall economy so far in 2011, new data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics show.

Through the first three quarters of 2011, healthcare created 258,000 jobs – nearly as many as the 263,400 healthcare jobs created in all of 2010. Healthcare is on a pace to create 344,000 new jobs by year’s end, a level of growth last seen in 2007, when the sector created 347,800 jobs, according to the BLS.