What Impact Has the Coronavirus Pandemic Had on Health Care Employment?
This chart collection takes a deep dive into employment data to analyze how jobs and wages in the health sector shrank and recovered during the coronavirus pandemic. Unlike past recessions, the health sector saw a big drop in employment in early 2020 and remains below expected employment levels.
The data show that the number of workers employed in nursing care and elder care has continued to decline even after other health settings experienced a rebound. Women in health jobs outside of hospitals experienced an increase in unemployment between May 2020 and November 2021 while men in similar jobs saw a reduction in unemployment during the same period.