Industry Spotlight

Industry Spotlight: Health care and social assistance

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Organizations in this industry provide health care and social assistance to individuals and families. Some examples include private and public hospitals, nursing and residential care facilities, and organizations that provide child and youth services. In 2011, the average employment level in health care and social assistance was more than 16 million, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The number of recordable cases exceeded 631,000, and the injury rate was 5.0 per 100 full-time workers. For injuries involving days away from work, job restriction or transfer, the rate in 2011 was 2.3.