Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Health Care Jobs Employ More Brooklynites Than Any Other Field

 It's not construction, information or real estate -- it's the healthcare and social assistance fields (shown in green in the chart below) that provide the most employment in Brooklyn, followed by retail (shown in black).

Figures released by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis show that in 2009, there were 183,009 healthcare and social assistance jobs in Brooklyn; in 2010 it was up to 191,838; by 2011, there were 198,152.

Not all possible fields are shown on this chart -- the software limited us to 10 at a time, so we picked those with the most workers and those with the most relevance to Brooklyn, including real estate and information.

Note: If SUNY succeeds in closing down Long Island College Hospital, there will likely be 2,000 fewer health care jobs in Brooklyn in 2013.

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