Health care is the fourth largest employer in Kansas, according to a new report commissioned by the Kansas Hospital Association that looks at the economic impact of the health care sector.
The report found that hospitals in Kansas employ about 81,300 people, or about 4.3 percent of all job holders in the state.
The entire health care sector employs 223,984, or 12 percent of all job holders in the state. That number is lower than last year’s report that said the Kansas health care sector employed about 226,300 people.
The study also found that for every dollar of income generated in hospitals, another 46 cents was generated in other business and that the health care sector helps generate about $350 million in state sales tax revenues.
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It also found that health care generates about $12.3 billion in labor income for Kansans each year. Hospitals contribute about $5.2 billion in direct labor income.
The report was produced by researchers at the Office of Local Government, and K-State Research and Extension.
To view the whole report, visit www.kha-net.org/DataProductsandServices/STAT/EconomicImpact/.