Healthcare Layoffs on Track to Match Last Year’s Figures

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics has released a report that says 13 mass layoffs occurred in hospitals in September, affecting 817 people, according to American Medical News.

The monthly report suggests that the industry is on track to have a similar amount of mass layoffs as 2011.

According to the report, 93 layoff incidents occurred in the first nine months of 2012, resulting in 6,529 people claiming unemployment benefits. At the current rate, the year would end with about 124 mass layoff incidents with roughly 8,700 people affected. In 2011, there were 121 mass layoffs that resulted in 8,098 people losing their jobs.

 

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