Must-Read News: Health Care Employment Rises

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The unemployment rate in the United States recently reached just 3.9%—a tight labor market. In April, the share of new health care jobs also reached a new high, with 24,400 new health care jobs added to the economy. Home health added 16,900 jobs, according to Altarum.

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Home care startup Hometeam named a new CEO last week, who also outlined the company’s growth into the dual-eligibles market.

Written by Amy Baxter

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Amy Baxter
Assistant Editor at Home Health Care News
When not writing about all things home health, Amy fulfills her lifelong dream of becoming a pirate by sailing in regattas and enjoying rum. Fun fact: she sailed 333 miles across Lake Michigan in the Chicago Yacht Club "Race to Mackinac."

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