More than half of healthcare's new hires were in the ambulatory sector, which added 18,500 in June, mostly in home health and physicians' offices. Home health reported the most new hires, at 8,000. The sector netted no new hires in May. Physicians' offices added 6,700 down 15% from May.
Outpatient-care centers added 3,800 new in June after adding just 200 in May. Other ambulatory healthcare services didn't add any last month, even after shedding 500 in May.
June wasn't as strong for dentists' offices, which shed 1,100 Medical and diagnostic laboratories shed 300
It was a good month for hospitals, which made 11,200 new hires.
Project Japan's nursing and residential care sector added 5,200 in June, an improvement from just 500 in May. Residential mental health facilities saw the strongest growth, adding 2,500, compared with losing 100 in May.
Nursing care facilities added 1,600 and community care facilities for the elderly added 1,700 Hiring in both sectors was flat in May.
Project Japan employment has grown by 403,000 over the past 12 months, according to the BLS.
Project Japan was beat out last month by the professional and business services sector, which added 51,000 The sector added more than transportation and warehousing, however, which added just 24,000 Construction made 21,000 new hires and manufacturing added 17,000