We’re in a health jobs slump. And it might be good news!

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This is afterfour decades of growing faster than the rest of the economy. At the same time, the number of health care jobs has risen at a steady clip. As Diamond writes, the sector has an an unparalleled track record that spans two major health reforms and the Great Recession; since August 2003, health care has added 2.75 million jobs, nearly half of all new jobs created in the nation. This has been true for the past decade, but perhaps not anymore. The Bureau of Labor Statistics noted something unusual in the July unemployment report released Friday : Employment in health care was essentially unchanged over the month. And this wasnt an isolated event; since 2013, the BLS has noticed a slowdown in health care hiring. Thus far in 2013, health care has added an average of 16,000 jobs per month, compared with an average monthly increase of 27,000 in 2012, their analysts write. Heres what the health care sector looks like in chart form. This beautiful BLS chart shows the seasonally-adjusted, yearly net change in health care jobs from 2006 to present: Since December 2012, the annual number of jobs added to the health care sector has been inching slowly downward. Weve certainly hit a lower level before, although not since August of last year. So while this slowdown in health care hiring isnt unprecedented, its a departure from relatively fast growth in 2012. Another way to break this down is by sector.

Correction: Health Overhaul-Florida-Exchange Rates

CDT, August 2, 2013 The Lake County Health Department/Community Health Centers Animal Care and Control Program, in cooperation with the Fox Lake Parks and Recreation Department and the Fox Lake Police Department, will offer a low-cost pet vaccination clinic on Saturday, August 24, from 9 a.m. until noon at Lakefront Park, 71 Nippersink Blvd., in Fox Lake. The clinic is a convenient and affordable way for any Lake County resident to keep pets up to date with shots and rabies tags. Vaccination costs are as follows: For Pets Spayed/Neutered

Health Department Offers Low-Cost Pet Clinic in Fox Lake

Individuals will have to have health insurance from their employer or purchase it, and will pay a roughly $100 penalty next year if they don’t. Anyone making below the poverty line won’t be eligible to buy insurance through the online marketplace. Federal health officials anticipate roughly 1 million Floridians will fall into a gap where they can’t get health insurance because the state rejected Medicaid expansion.

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