The U.S. Economy Can't Hire Health-Care Workers*Fast Enough - Bloomberg BusinessJob openings in the healthcare industry soared in April to a new record high in more than 14 years of data, while hiring barely budged. It's great news for industry professionals who are seeking work or a pay raise...
The 910,000 listings in the healthcare industry almost doubled the 513,000 who were added to payrolls, meaning there were about 1.8 jobs available for every person who was hired.
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This data, which runs counter to some of the political narratives related to the health sector, highlights anew the importance of looking at all the variables when trying to assess an industry's future performance. The political/regulatory/tax variable is one aspect that can shape an industry's performance. There are many other variables. When it comes to the health sector, the aging of the population (which is directly related to medical care consumption) is a mega factor.