Hospitals add 7,900 jobs in March

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Employment at the nation's hospitals rose by 0.16% in March to a seasonally adjusted 4,837,600 people, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. That's 7,900 more people than in February and 61,400 more than a year ago. Without the seasonal adjustment, which removes the effect of fluctuations due to seasonal events, hospitals employed 4,834,300 people in March – 12,400 more than in February and 61,300 more than a year ago. The nation's overall unemployment rate fell by 0.1 percentage point in March to 7.6%.

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