A Labor Brief report from the Altarum Institute indicates that health care added 39,400 new jobs in July 2017, the second straight month of robust gains. Revisions through June were minimal (+1,000). With the strong growth in June and July, health care hiring in 2017 is at about 80% of the 2016 pace. Most of the July growth in health sector jobs was in ambulatory settings (physician offices, clinics, home health), where 30,000 jobs were added.
The report can be obtained at http://altarum.org/sites/default/files/uploaded-related-files/CSHS-Labor-Brief_Aug_2017.pdf.