Time & Attendance
By Ashok Selvam
Nov. 4, 2011
The health care industry saw little job creation in October, adding about 11,600 positions, while the overall U.S. unemployment rate was pegged at 9 percent.
Health care jobs held steady at 14.2 million with an increase of less than 0.1 percent , based on preliminary figures from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Last month, the bureau reported the overall U.S. unemployment rate at 9.1 percent. Health care added an average of 27,957 jobs per month during the 12-month period ended in October, according to seasonally adjusted figures. During that period, the industry added 367,500 jobs, for a 2.7 percent hike since October 2010.
Outpatient care centers saw the largest percentage increase, rising nearly 0.5 percent for 2,900 new jobs. Outpatient care employs about 630,000 people overall. Physician offices, which saw a large bump in September, continued to grow, albeit at a rate similar to other health care fields. Doctor offices added 2,200 jobs at about a 1 percent clip in October to a workforce of 2.4 million
Meanwhile, growth at hospital jobs slowed to less than 1 percent, adding 3,300 jobs for the month to a workforce of 4.8 million.
Come see what we’re building in the world of predictive employee scheduling, superior labor insights and next-gen employee apps. We’re on a mission to automate workforce management for hourly employees and bring productivity, optimization and engagement to the frontline.
ComplianceMinimum Wage by State in 2023 – All You Need to Know
Summary Twenty-three states and D.C. raised their minimum wage rates in 2023, effective January 1. Thr...
federal law, minimum wage, pay rates, state law, wage law compliance
HR AdministrationIs your employee attendance policy and procedure fit for purpose?
Summary: Lateness and absenteeism are early warning signs of a deteriorating attendance policy. — More ...
compliance, HR technology, human resources
HR AdministrationClawback provisions: A safety net against employee fraud losses
Summary Clawback provisions are usually included as clauses in employee contracts and are used to recou...
clawback provisions, human resources, policy