Employment at the nation's hospitals rose by 0.21% in January to a seasonally adjusted 5,028,000 people, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. That's 10,600 more people than in January and 181,200 more than a year ago. Without the seasonal adjustment, which removes the effect of fluctuations due to seasonal events, hospitals employed 5,018,000 people in February – 6,100 more than in January and 179,300 more than a year ago. The nation's overall unemployment was unchanged in February at 4.9%.