May 6, 2019

Hospital employment up 8,300 jobs in April

By: Judy Mathias

Editor’s Note

US hospitals added 8,300 jobs in April to a seasonally adjusted 5,229,200, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported on May 3. That’s up 105,700 more employees than a year ago.

Overall, healthcare employment has increased 403,500 in the past year. The overall unemployment rate fell to 3.6% in April vs the 3.8% expected and the lowest since December 1969.

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