December saw the most new healthcare hires in decades
January 04, 2019 / Tara Bannow
December brought the U.S. healthcare industry's largest monthly spike in the number of new hires since at least February 1990. Healthcare added 50,200 jobs last month, the largest numeric increase in new hires in Modern Healthcare's monthly jobs data, which stretches back to February 1990. Hiring in the industry jumped 56% from November, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics' December jobs report released Friday. The last time healthcare hiring surpassed 40,000 in a single month was in October 2015, the data show.