Healthcare employment declined by 1.4 million jobs in April, according to a report released May 8 by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
These losses were led by the following:
- Physician offices: 243,000
- Dentists: 503,000
- Other healthcare practitioners' offices: 205,000
These changes "reflect the effects of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and efforts to contain it," the bureau wrote.
Total employment fell by 20.5 million, raising the unemployment rate to 14.7%, according to the report.