Seattle, WA (PRWEB) January 21, 2013
Disregarding the dire fears of many over the past year, 2012 turned out not to be quite the hostile waters for job creation that many supposed it would be. December's Economic Situation Report and reaction seemed to epitomize and summarize the entire year fairly well. Job creation was well above what was expected with employment up by 155,000 in December. Healthcare positions accounted for almost a third of those jobs; and overall, 2012 closed out having 338,000 new positions opened up in just the medical field alone. (bls.gov, 1/4/2013)
Also, in a new report on Labor Turnover and Openings released by the Bureau on Thursday, as of November (which is the latest comparative report) there were nearly a half a million more new jobs open and available to be filled than there were last year. (bls.gov, 1/10/2013)
"These are three reports from different angles; yet, they are showing a very well rounded picture of what the economy is doing right now. Having varied sources is important as it keeps you from focusing too much on a single element. There are going to be seasonal fluctuations. However, when we have a several perspectives we can look at, then study them over a period of time and see that they are all moving in a positive direction. That's why we can feel like we're standing on solid ground when we say that the job situation is stabilizing and that the economy is improving," says Del Johnston, Manager of Client Relations at MedZilla.com.
An interesting study was done recently which set out to understand the economic relationship between the medical schools and teaching hospitals of the U.S. and their total financial impact on the nation. The results were startling. According to the study, the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), showed that combined contributed
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