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Inputs: Sector Description

Ambulatory Healthcare Services

Table 1. Employed Persons by Detailed Industry, Healthcare and Social Assistance, 2009
Healthcare and Social Assistance Subsectors NAICS code Number of workers (thousands)
Subtotal: Ambulatory healthcare services 621 6,392
Physician offices 6211 1,555
Dental offices 6212 801
Offices of other health practitioners 6213 220
Outpatient care centers 6214 1,102
Home healthcare services 6216 967
Other ambulatory healthcare services 6219 1,747
Subtotal: Hospitals* 622 6,265
Nursing and residential care facilities
Subtotal: Nursing and residential care facilities 623 2,568*
Nursing Care facilities 6231 1,869
Residential care facilities, without nursing 6232,
Social assistance
Subtotal: Social assistance 624 3,154
Individual and Family Services 6241 1,358
Community food and housing, and emergency services 6242 118
Vocational rehabilitation services 6243 153
Child day care services 6244 1,525*
Total for healthcare and social assistance sector 62 18,362
Total, Private sector (16 years and older)   139,877

Numbers were obtained from BLS Current Population Survey, Table 18: Employed persons by detailed industry, sex, race and Hispanic or Latino Ethnicity, 2009. Generally, data for industries with fewer than 50,000 employed as well as for certain other industries are not published separately but are included in the totals for the appropriate categories shown.

Asterisk (*) indicates that 4-digit level data was not provided; calculated by adding totals for 6231, 6232, 6233 and 6219.

Asterisks (**) indicate that data was not provided; calculated by subtracting totals for 6241, 6242 and 6243 from total for 624.