Friday, January 15, 2016

Health care as economic driver in CT

CT By the Numbers is reporting on the CT Health Council’s campaign to highlight the importance of the health care industry in our state’s economy. The Council, a group of health care industry leaders, has installed a set of posters this month in the LOB to make the point. For example, CT’s health care sector has grown 12.5% over the last seven years and now employs 266,400 in our state. All true – agree completely. But CT is not unique in this. A very revealing slide show from the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that in 2013 health care/social assistance was the largest employer in all but 16 states, up from zero in 1990.