Economic Downturn

Healthcare jobs account for 17% of total new jobs

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Although healthcare jobs represented 17% of the economy's total new jobs in August, job growth in the sector is still sluggish, analysts say.

States stagger under weight of Medicaid growth, new Kaiser reports find

As Medicaid enrollment grows at unprecedented rates, many state governments are trimming "optional" services for enrollees, according to a handful of new reports released Thursday by the Kaiser Family Foundation.