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January 2016 Health Sector Economic Indicators Briefs

January 15, 2016 | Economic Indicators

Health spending in October 2015 was up 5.5% compared to October 2014, continuing the slowdown from the peak of 6.8% growth in February 2015.

December 2015 Health Sector Economic Indicators Briefs

December 11, 2015 | Economic Indicators

Health spending in October 2015 was up 5.5% compared to October 2014, continuing the slowdown from the peak of 6.8% growth in February 2015.

November 2015 Health Sector Economic Indicators Briefs

November 12, 2015 | Economic Indicators

The health sector added a robust 44,900 new jobs in October and now accounts for 10.7% of total employment — an all-time high.

October 2015 Health Sector Economic Indicators Briefs

October 08, 2015 | Economic Indicators

National health spending in August 2015 was 5.7% higher than in August 2014. Prescription drug spending grew the fastest of the major categories at 9.2% year over year, though down from its multi-year high of 14.6% in December 2014.

September 2015 Health Sector Economic Indicators Briefs

September 11, 2015 | Economic Indicators

The health sector added 40,500 new jobs in August and totaled 314,000 jobs through the first 8 months of 2015, nearly twice the number added during the first 8 months of 2014.

August 2015 Health Sector Economic Indicators Briefs

August 13, 2015 | Economic Indicators

National health spending in June 2015 was 5.7% higher than in June 2014, down from the 8-year high growth rate of 6.7% in the first quarter of 2015.

July 2015 Health Sector Economic Indicators Briefs

July 09, 2015 | Economic Indicators

The health sector continued its strong job growth in June with the addition of 40,100 new jobs.

Jun 2015 Health Sector Economic Indicators Briefs

June 11, 2015 | Economic Indicators

National health spending in April 2015 was 6.2% higher than in April 2014. At $3.2 trillion, health spending now represents 18.2% of gross domestic product, a new all-time high.