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Healthcare Creates 1 in 5 New Jobs
Health Leaders Media

The healthcare sector has again provided about the only bright spot in an otherwise drab report on job growth in August from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Healthcare employment rose by 29,700 jobs in August, and the sector has created 205,100 new jobs in the first eight months of 2011, accounting for 22% of the 930,000 non-farm payroll additions in the overall economy in 2011, BLS preliminary data show.

A further breakdown of BLS preliminary data show that within the healthcare sector, hospitals gained 7,700 new jobs in August, after recording 11,000 new jobs in July.