Employment at the nation's hospitals rose by 0.08% in April to a seasonally adjusted 5,096,900 people, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. That's 4,200 more people than in March and 94,800 more than a year ago. Without the seasonal adjustment, which removes the effect of fluctuations due to seasonal events, hospitals employed 5,086,200 people in April – 3,500 fewer than in March and 89,900 more than a year ago. The nation's overall unemployment rate fell by 0.1 percentage point in April to 4.4%.