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Healthcare adds 30,500 jobs in October
Modern Healthcare

Healthcare added 30,500 jobs in October as the overall U.S. economy gained 171,000 new jobs, according to preliminary figures from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The U.S. unemployment rate last month was 7.9% compared with 7.8% in September. Healthcare employment totaled 14.45 million as of October. For the year ended in October, healthcare hiring increased by 296,300, or 2.1%. Last month’s healthcare hiring was above the monthly average for the prior 12 months of 24,700 new jobs.