Employment at the nation's hospitals rose by 0.24% in April to a seasonally adjusted 4,858,600 people, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. That's 11,800 more people than in March and 86,400 more than a year ago. Without the seasonal adjustment, which removes the effect of fluctuations due to seasonal events, hospitals employed 4,854,600 people in April – 10,000 more than in March and 93,200 more than a year ago. The nation's overall unemployment rate fell by 0.1 percentage point in April to 5.4%.