Job Trends on HealthcareCrossing.com Mirror November Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Report

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The Bureau of Labor Statistics showed steady growth in the health care sector, with 20,000 jobs added in this industry. This trend supports jobs data by HealthcareCrossing.com.

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Implementation of the Affordable Care Act, along with the health demands of an aging population, has resulted in consistent hiring in health care jobs across the nation.

The November jobs report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics showed 20,000 jobs were added in the health care industry. Data on HealthcareCrossing.com confirms this employment trend.

While total nonfarm payroll employment added 146,000 jobs, health care had one of the biggest gains, accounting for an estimated 20,000 jobs added in November according to the BLS. To date, the health care industry has added about 290,000 jobs this year, making it one of the most consistent areas of job growth.

Although many analysts had predicted that Hurricane Sandy would disrupt employee hiring and collection of unemployment applications, these fears were largely unfounded. In its November jobs report, the Bureau of Labor Statistics stated that Sandy did not “substantially impact the national employment and unemployment estimates for November.”

Growth in the health care sector reflected a hiring trend that has stayed consistent throughout the year. Health care jobs continue to outpace overall growth in the U.S. economy. Among the occupations that the survey of health care jobs includes are home health aides, licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses, medical and health services managers, nursing aides, orderlies, attendants, and registered nurses.

The BLS jobs data reflected hiring trends found on jobs site HealthcareCrossing.com. As of December 14, the site listed 9,152 openings for nursing jobs, 19,689 openings for health care manager jobs, 10,195 openings for medical physician jobs, and 29,941 openings for physical therapist jobs.

“It is absolutely astonishing how well the health care industry has continued to do in spite of the overall economy,” acknowledged A. Harrison Barnes, CEO of HealthcareCrossing.com. “We have seen employers consistently hiring throughout this entire year and have no reason to believe that this trend will stop any time soon. “

Much of the current demand for jobs in the health sector may be due to the greater political certainty that the Affordable Care Act now holds. Although much of the health care reform will not go into effect until 2014, states are already working to set up those health care systems now. Many hospitals are aggressively expanding their staff to accommodate the tens of thousands of Americans who will soon have access to health care. Implementation of the Affordable Care Act, along with the health demands of an aging population, has resulted in consistent hiring in health care jobs across the nation.

About HealthcareCrossing.com

HealthcareCrossing is a job site based in Pasadena, CA. It is part of the Employment Research Institute, owned by A. Harrison Barnes.

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