This piece ran in the Washington Business Journal in the Jan. 26, 2018 edition. The graphic was prepared by the Washington Business Journal using data supplied by the Institute.
During 2017, the Education & Health Services sector added 13,000 jobs, the third largest gain of all sectors behind Professional & Business Services and Leisure & Hospitality. Gains in this sector were relatively stronger during the summer months, driven by the private Education Services sub-sector. Throughout the year, private Education Services increased by 8,900 jobs and accounted for 16% percent of all jobs gained during the year despite being just 4% of the jobs base. Health Care & Social Services increased by 4,100 jobs, driven nearly entirely by the Ambulatory Health Care, Residential Care & Social Services sub-sectors.