Health Care Employment
The health care industry across the United States lost 400 jobs in January, and revised data for December showed a scant gain of 2,400 jobs, according to data gathered by the Ann Arbor-bsaed Altarum Institute’s Cetner for Sustainable Health Spending. Health spending and price increases continued at a low level as well.
National health care price increases and spending increases remain near historic lows, according to the Ann Arbor-based Altarum Institute.
The Center for Sustainable Health Spending at the Ann Arbor-based Altarum Institute reports that health care prices grew 1.1 percent in July 2013 over July 2012, up from the May growth rate of 1 percent — which was the lowest Altarum has ever recorded.
National health expenditures in August 2012 grew by 3.8 percent relative to August 2011, equal to the July rate, and representing the fourth consecutive month of growth below 4 percent. The 2012 average rate of growth in spending at 4.1 percent is down sharply from the estimated 2011 average of 5.2 percent and helps alleviate fears of a new acceleration in overall health spending.
Health care spending grew by just 3.9 percent in April 2012 relative to April 2011, down slightly from the 4.0 percent growth rate observed in March 2012, according to Ann Arbor’s Altarum.
The state of Michigan will host a live virtual career fair on Thursday, May 10 to connect top health care talent and Michigan employers with jobs to fill.