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Healthcare anchors strong October jobs report
Modern Healthcare

The healthcare industry’s employment spree has continued into autumn with an increase of 44,900 jobs in October.

Healthcare has now created almost 407,000 jobs so far in 2015, which almost equals the 410,000 jobs the industry added in 2013 and 2014 combined. Nearly 11% of all U.S. nonfarm jobs are now in healthcare.

When factoring in upward revisions from August and September, healthcare actually added 61,000 new jobs, according to preliminary figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Hospitals again led the way by hiring 17,800 people in October and have added almost 148,000 people to their payrolls this year.