Home health care services added an estimated 5,300 jobs in February, according to the latest figures from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
The sector has added more than 63,000 jobs in the past year, bringing the total to more than 1.57 million.
Overall, health care added 44,000 jobs in February, compared with the average monthly increase of 54,000 over the prior 6 months. In February, job growth occurred in hospitals (+19,000) and in nursing and residential care facilities (+14,000).
Read more about the latest job estimates: https://www.bls.gov/news.release/empsit.nr0.htm.