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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.
Funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, this report provides a summary of key trends in health care spending, prices, utilization, and employment in February 2017.
Health care added only 18,000 jobs in January 2017, the slowest monthly increase since January 2014, which marked the onset of the expanded coverage provisions of the Affordable Care Act.
Funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, this report provides a summary of key trends in health care spending, prices, utilization, and employment in January 2017.
Health care added a whopping 43,000 jobs in December, well above the 12-month average of 35,000 jobs, and bucking a 4-month trend of below-average growth.
National health spending in October 2016 grew at an annual rate of 5.5%, driven up by the hospital component (6.6% growth) and dampened by prescription drugs (3.5% growth).
Health care added 30,500 jobs in October, a bit less than the 12-month average of 34,600 jobs. By several metrics, health job growth peaked in mid-2015 and has been slowing gradually through 2016.
Monograph of Altarum's 6th annual sustainable health spending symposium, which took place on July 12, 2016 in Washington DC.