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National health spending recovers to August 2019 level, accelerated health care price growth continues for another month, and the health care job rebound levels off.
Our September 2020 briefs illustrate the continued recovery of health care spending during the Covid-19 pandemic. While health care continues to regain jobs, labor is still 4.5% below pre-Covid employment.
This month's analysis shows that national health spending continued to rebound in June, and health care regained half of jobs lost in spring, although the pace of recovery has slowed.
This month’s Health Sector Economic Indicators Briefs show a rebound in health care spending and jobs, and varied price effects from the Covid-19 pandemic.
These monthly briefs analyze the most recent data available on health sector employment, spending, prices, and utilization—helping to fill gaps in the official government data.
Health spending deceleration continues; Covid-19 impact is still to come. This report covers February 2020 data, before main Covid-19 effects. See more on health spending, price, and labor growth for April.
Health spending growth declines for the first time in 6 months. January 2020 cooling after acceleration at the end of 2019. See more on health spending, price, and labor growth for March.
See the latest data on health spending, price, and labor growth.