On March 6, 2009, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that the health care sector of the American economy is continuing to grow, despite steep job losses in nearly all major industries. Hospitals, long-term care facilities and other ambulatory care settings added 27,000 new jobs in February 2009, a month when 681,000 jobs were eliminated nationwide. As the largest segment of the health care workforce, nurses will likely be recruited fill a large portion of these new positions.
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