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October 2021 Health Sector Economic Indicators Briefs

October 19, 2021 | Economic Indicators

Health spending surpasses $4 trillion while its share GDP share continues to fall, economywide inflation continues to overshadow health care price growth, and health care employment falls—driven by hospitals and residential care.

September 2021 Health Sector Economic Indicators Briefs

September 17, 2021 | Economic Indicators

National health spending growth remains modest, health sector price growth slows for most categories, and health care employment falls slightly—remaining 3.1% below February 2020.

August 2021 Health Sector Economic Indicators Briefs

August 18, 2021 | Economic Indicators

National health spending continues its gradual recovery; health sector price inflation remains mostly under control; and hospital and ambulatory care jobs grow while residential care jobs continue decline.

July 2021 Health Sector Economic Indicators Briefs

July 22, 2021 | Economic Indicators

GDP growth is outpacing national health spending growth; health sector price growth falls below 2.0% amid economywide records; and health employment stands 25K below December 2020 halfway through 2021.

June 2021 Health Sector Economic Indicator Briefs

June 17, 2021 | Economic Indicators

National health spending growth reflects rebound from COVID-19, health care price growth remains stable amid economywide inflation, and health employment up modestly in May, returning to the December 2020 level

May 2021 Health Sector Economic Indicators Briefs

May 19, 2021 | Economic Indicators

National health spending rebound slows to pre-pandemic growth rates, economywide price growth outpaces the health care sector in April, and Health employment down slightly in April, driven by hospitals and nursing homes.

April 2021 Health Sector Economic Indicators Briefs

April 16, 2021 | Economic Indicators

National health spending rebound slows to pre-pandemic growth rates; economywide prices increase as health care price growth continues; and end of first quarter 2021 health employment down 44,000 from end of 2020.

March 2021 Health Sector Economic Indicators Briefs

March 17, 2021 | Economic Indicators