- The healthcare industry added 21,000 jobs in June, making it a significant contributor to the overall growth of 288,000 jobs.
- The break-down: ambulatory healthcare services added 13,000 jobs, residential care added 6,000 and hospitals added 2,200.
- In the last year, the sector has added 324,000 jobs overall, for an average of 18,000 a month.
Healthcare joined in professional and business services, retail trade and food and beverage services in leading job growth. The Bureau of Labor Statistics called the 21,000 figure "about in line" with the previous year's monthly average of 18,000.