Economy Added 30,000 Health Care Jobs In August | The latest national employment figures are out this morning with bleak news: for the first time since 1945, the economy added no net jobs in August, with gains in the private sector being completely offset by 17,000 fewer government jobs. But the otherwise grim report did have one silver lining for the health care industry. Health care employment rose by 30,000 in August, by far the most of any sector. That includes an additional 18,000 ambulatory health care services jobs and 8,000 hospital jobs. Bloomberg notes that over the past 12 months, health care employment has grown by 306,000.