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Associated Press

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A new report finds a growing number of health care jobs in New York state. The report released by the University at Albany says health care employment in New York increased by 24 percent between 2000 and 2014. The school’s Center for Health Workforce Studies says employment in home health care more than doubled during that time, while jobs in ambulatory care grew by 30 percent. The center says health care accounts for about 12 percent of total employment in the state and continues to grow faster than all other sectors.

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The Times Union

ALBANY — Growth in New York health care jobs in the 21st century has reflected an industry move away from costly hospitals toward less expensive outpatient settings and even home-based care. Between 2000 and 2014, the number of home-health care jobs doubled, adding 88,000 positions statewide, while almost 74,000 jobs were added in outpatient centers, marking a 30 percent increase, according to a report released Thursday by the University at Albany’s Center for Health Workforce Studies. Overall health-care employment grew 24 percent during the same period, compared to 1 percent job growth in other industries statewide.

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