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Fewer health care jobs added in August, data show

Of the 130,000 jobs added to the US economy in August, 23,900 were in the health care sector, compared with 29,400 in July, with ambulatory care seeing the biggest gains. The health sector has shown growth for 67 consecutive months, and demand will continue amid a tight market for clinicians, said Jefferies analysts Jason Plagman and Birna Tanquilit.

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