In good news for healthcare workers, from September 2018 to 2019, Connecticut healthcare employment grew by 1.75%, or 3.8 times faster than total non-farm employment. One in eight Connecticut workers is employed in healthcare. Healthcare grew even faster nationally, by 2.66% vs. 1.50% for all workers. One in six US workers is employed in healthcare.
Healthcare employment has been growing faster than the rest of the economy for years and is the largest employer in the US. But there are concerns about Connecticut’s aging healthcare workforce and the capacity to replace vital jobs.