Health care as economic driver in CT

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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.