Home health care services remained a bright spot in the health care industry’s latest employment report, growing by 2,500 jobs in April 2014 according to Labor Department data.
Overall, health care gained 18,700 jobs in April from the previous month, a figure the Bureau of Labor Statistics says is “about in line” with the prior 12-month average gain of 17,000 per month.
More than 1,273,100 people are now employed in the home health care services sector, on a seasonally adjusted basis.
Employment in the nursing and residential care facilities sector also grew by 4,400 jobs to 3,248,300 in April 2014 compared to March.
Other growth sectors include professional and business services, retail trade, and mining. Total non farm payroll employment increased by 288,000 in April for an unemployment rate of 6.3%.
Access the Bureau of Labor Statistic’s April jobs report.
Written by Alyssa Gerace