Hospitals and Health Systems are Top 10 Virginia Employers

The latest employment data from the state reveal hospitals and health systems are a top 10 employer in 78 of 133 (59 percent) of Virginia’s counties and independent cities (see Figure 1 below). Additionally, several localities in the Commonwealth have the unique distinction of being home to a hospital or health system that ranks as the top employer in that community (see Figure 2 below). As might be expected, hospitals and health systems are leading employers throughout the Commonwealth. At present, 10 hospitals and health systems rank among the state’s largest employers. Among the 40 largest Virginia employers, 25 percent are hospitals or health systems (see Figure 3 below). (7/7)

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