The healthcare industry saw little job creation in October, adding about 11,600 positions, while the overall U.S. unemployment rate was pegged at 9%.
Healthcare jobs held steady at 14.2 million with an increase of less than 0.1%, 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%. Healthcare 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% hike since October 2010.