Worst Might Be Over: Nursing Home Labor Improves With Strong August Job Growth

Ken BellLTC News

Skilled Nursing News (09/05/2022) – Nursing home labor shortages appear to have finally bottomed out, as this year has been defined by sequentially higher increases in the workforce. Most recently, nursing and residential care facilities in August saw a jump in employment of 12,000-plus jobs, with health care adding 412,000 jobs over the year.

That’s quite the leap from an estimated 3,700 increase in SNF new hires in July, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) employment situation summary, released on Friday. Full story »