Hospital employment climbs by 11,700 in December
AHA News Now
Jan 4, 2013
Employment at the nation's hospitals rose by 0.24% in December to a seasonally adjusted 4,862,100 people, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. That's 11,700 more people than in November and 87,800 more than a year ago. Without the seasonal adjustment, which removes the effect of fluctuations due to seasonal events, hospitals employed 4,868,700 people in December - 16,300 more than in November and 93,000 more than a year ago. The nation's overall unemployment rate rose by 0.1 percentage point in December to 7.8%.