Patient Safety | 12.01.23
Hot Healthcare Hiring Bolsters Cooling U.S. Labor Market
A healthcare hiring boom is helping offset weaker job growth in other areas of America's softening economy, boosting its chances of skirting a recession. Researchers say the sector could be a strong job generator for years to come as the country's aging population and ongoing COVID-19 variants fuel widespread worker shortages and greater needs for healthcare services. Healthcare providers -- everything from hospitals and clinics to pharmacies and doctors' offices -- accounted for 30 percent of U.S. job gains in the six months through Oct. 31, though less than 11 percent of the country's total employment, the latest U.S. Labor Department figures show.