July 2017 Health Sector Economic Indicators Briefs

Economic Indicators | July 14, 2017

This month's Health Sector Economic Briefs show unexpected growth in hiring with 36,500 new health care jobs added in June—a significant increase over the average 21,000 per month in the first 5 months of this year. At the same time, prices and spending growth in the health sector continued to slow amid uncertainty over congressional health reform deliberations, and growing initiatives among payers and providers to curb costs.

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