Healthcare hiring fell in April, which shouldn't come as a surprise following March's unusually strong jobs report.
Hiring in the healthcare sector declined 45% in April, having added 27,000 jobs, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics' newest jobs report, released Friday. That's compared with March's 49,100 new hires, a number that approached December 2018's historic high.
As usual, most healthcare hiring took place in the ambulatory sector, which grew by 17,200 jobs. That number was down 36% from March's tally.