Health care loses jobs (not)

Man bites dog, but this time it is good news, sort of:

For just over 10 years—121 straight months—there was one constant in the monthly jobs report: Health care jobs would go up.

Not anymore.

Health care lost 2,500 jobs in September, the Bureau of Labor Statistics concluded in estimates released last month. And if that number stands, it would be the first net loss for the sector since July 2003.

That is from Dan Diamond.

Addendum: Revising the revision, the BLS now tells us that health care did not lose jobs after all.  Dog bites man, once again, though this time with duller teeth.


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