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Health Care Fueled Economic Recovery, Study Says

The health care industry played a large role in helping the nation recover from the long recession, a new Brookings Institution study said Monday. The industry now accounts for more jobs than it did before the recession.

The Baltimore Sun: Health Care Provides More Jobs Than A Decade Ago, Report Says
Health care now accounts for a bigger share of jobs than before the recession in all major metro areas, including Baltimore, the Brookings Institution said Monday. A report focused on health care employment shows the industry now plays a larger role in regional economies, with the number of health care jobs up nearly 23 percent to 14.5 million between the first quarter of 2003 and the first quarter of this year (Mirabella, 7/1).

Minneapolis Star Tribune: Study: Health Care Industry Helps Drive U.S. Economic Recovery
The health care industry has played an outsized role in the nation’s economic recovery and is fueling rapid job growth in the Twin Cities and the nation, according to a report released Monday by the Brookings Institution. Jobs in the health care field now account for more than one in 10 jobs on average among the nation's largest 100 metropolitan areas, outstripping overall employment growth by a wide margin (Crosby, 7/1).

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