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March 2021 Health Sector Economic Indicators Briefs

March 17, 2021 | Economic Indicators

February 2021 Health Sector Economic Indicators Briefs

February 19, 2021 | Economic Indicators

January 2021 Health Sector Economic Indicators Briefs

January 20, 2021 | Economic Indicators

National health spending recovery shows signs of stalling, health care services price growth outpaces products for December, and Health care ends 2020 with a smaller workforce, down 2.6% from a year ago.

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.