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Healthcare Job Growth Weak in 2013
Health Leaders Media

The healthcare sector created 207,600 new jobs in 2013, considerably down from the 320,600 healthcare jobs created in 2012, but more in line with historical trends from the past five years, according to Bureau of Labor Statistics data released Friday.

A breakdown of BLS preliminary data for 2013 shows that hospitals created only 9,800 new jobs in 2013, well below the 73,300 jobs created in 2012 and the lowest total since 2009, when only 2,700 hospital jobs were created in the midst of a deep recession.