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December 2020 Health Sector Economic Indicators Briefs

December 15, 2020 | Economic Indicators

National health spending continues its slow recovery, hospitals and nursing home care continue to lead the overall change in health care prices, and 2/3 of health care jobs lost have been regained, but remain at 500K below their pre-COVID-19 level.

November 2020 Health Sector Economic Indicators Briefs

November 18, 2020 | Economic Indicators

National health spending recovers to 1.0% higher than September 2019 level, health care price growth has it's slowest year over year growth rate of the past seven months, and jobs are still 3.6% below pre-COVID-19 level.

October 2020 Health Sector Economic Indicators Briefs

October 16, 2020 | Economic Indicators

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.

September 2020 Health Sector Economic Indicators Briefs

September 17, 2020 | Economic Indicators

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. ​

August 2020 Health Sector Economic Indicators Briefs

August 14, 2020 | Economic Indicators

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.

July 2020 Health Sector Economic Indicators Briefs

July 17, 2020 | Economic Indicators

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.

June 2020 Health Sector Economic Indicators Briefs

June 12, 2020 | Economic Indicators

​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.

April 2020 Health Sector Economic Indicators Briefs

April 16, 2020 | Economic Indicators

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.