Report: Hospitals drive nearly $3 trillion in economic activity

America’s hospitals supported 16.5 million jobs and almost $3 trillion in economic activity in 2016, according to the American Hospital Association’s latest annual report on hospitals as economic drivers in their communities. Hospitals are one of the top sources of private-sector jobs, directly employing nearly 5.9 million people in 2016. Each hospital job supports about two additional jobs, with every dollar spent by a hospital supporting roughly $2.30 of additional business activity. The report shows the total economic impact of community hospitals by state, including jobs, payroll and hospital expenditures. Click here to explore the data in a new interactive format.

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