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Healthcare adds 12,000 jobs in July
Modern Healthcare

Healthcare employers added 12,000 jobs in July in the second straight month of slow employment gains in the industry as unemployment in the wider economy edged up slightly.

Healthcare employment grew by 0.01% in the month, about half the average growth rate since July 2011, according to seasonally adjusted estimates released Friday by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. In the past year, healthcare has added 298,800 jobs to a workforce of 14.4 million people, for annual growth of 2.1%.