Health Care Industry Especially Vital to Rural Missouri

According to the report on The Economic Impact of Medicaid Expansion: “The healthcare sector is a major employer in Missouri, and the state’s rural counties are especially dependent on healthcare industry employment. The statewide average ratio of healthcare jobs to total employment is 7.6 percent. Thirty-eight rural counties exceed this average, showing the greater dependence of these communities on the healthcare sector. In 35 counties, at least 10 percent of the total employed population worked in the healthcare industry.”

 

Map1Posted: May 23, 2014

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