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Hospitals add 8,900 jobs in February

March 8, 2013

Employment at the nation's hospitals rose by 0.18% in February to a seasonally adjusted 4,829,200 people, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. That's 8,900 more people than in January and 58,200 more than a year ago. Without the seasonal adjustment, which removes the effect of fluctuations due to seasonal events, hospitals employed 4,822,900 people in February – 8,100 more than in January and 58,200 more than a year ago. The nation's overall unemployment rate fell by 0.2 percentage point in February to 7.7%.