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The health care jobs boom is still going

Data: Bureau of Labor Statistics; Chart: Chris Canipe/Axios

The health care industry has added more than 300,000 jobs in the past year, including 33,200 in August, and now employs almost 16.1 million people.

The big picture: Health care continues to hire thousands of people per week as more Americans age into Medicare and as demand for home health grows. The catch is that the country's health care spending also will continue to rise to pay for those jobs.