According to the April 4 BLS report on employment, health care continued to add more jobs in the month of March. However, nursing care facilities lost 5,000 jobs in March.
In March, health care added 19,000 jobs. Employment in ambulatory health care services rose by 20,000, with a gain of 9,000 jobs in home health care services. Nursing care facilities lost 5,000 jobs over the month. Job growth in health care averaged 17,000 per month over the prior 12 months.
Unemployment remains unchanged at 6.7%.