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Notary Bulletin

Superstorm Sandy Doesn't Slow Down Healthcare Employment

Despite the massive damage Superstorm Sandy caused on the East Coast, it didn’t stop healthcare employment from increasing by 20,000 jobs nationwide in November 2012, and healthcare remains among the most steadily growing industries in the U.S. that employs Notaries Public.

The healthcare industry has remained one of the few bright spots in the economy in the past year, with constant job growth. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), hospital jobs made up 8,000 of the new positions available in November, while nursing facilities added 5,000. The BLS reports that Sandy did not impact employment estimates during November 2012 in areas where the storm hit.

On average, the industry added about 26,000 jobs per month nationwide from January-November 2012.

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