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May 2017 Health Sector Economic Indicators Briefs

May 11, 2017 | Economic Indicators

The health care sector added 19,500 new jobs in April, putting the average for the first 4 months of 2017 at just under 20,000 jobs per month, a considerable decrease from the 32,000 per month seen in 2015 and 2016.

A Comparison of Bureau of Economic Analysis and Bureau of Labor Statistics Disease-Price Indexes

May 01, 2017 | Research Brief

The purpose of this paper is to compare and contrast BEA's new accounts that estimate health spending by disease category and BLS's Experimental Disease Price Index and to suggest areas for future improvements.

Health Sector Trend Report, April 2017

April 25, 2017 | Trend Reports

Funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, this report provides a summary of key trends in health care spending, prices, utilization, and employment in April 2017.

Information Technology and the Aging Network: Opportunities to Enhance Information Technology Capacity

April 25, 2017 | Report

The purpose of this report is to examine opportunities for the Aging Network to expand partnerships with health care organizations and other entities through focusing on the value of investing in information technology (IT).

April 2017 Health Sector Economic Indicators Briefs

April 13, 2017 | Economic Indicators

The health care sector added 13,500 new health jobs in March, which is less than half the 12-month average of 30,000 jobs per month—making the first quarter of 2017 the slowest for health job growth since the second quarter of 2014.

Health Sector Trend Report, March 2017

March 31, 2017 | Trend Reports

Funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, this report provides a summary of key trends in health care spending, prices, utilization, and employment in March 2017.

The Business Case for Expanding Opportunity and Equity in Texas

March 20, 2017 | Research Brief

If current gaps in education, health, and income don’t narrow among people of color in Texas, the future economic stakes are high.

March 2017 Health Sector Economic Indicators Briefs

March 17, 2017 | Economic Indicators

The health care sector added 27,000 jobs in February 2017 on the heels of a downwardly revised 12,000 jobs in January, resulting in a two-month average of less than 20,000 new jobs per month - well below the 2015 and 2016 pace of growth.