Employment at the nation's hospitals rose by 0.24% in December to a seasonally adjusted 5,152,800 people, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. That's 12,400 more people than in November and 75,800 more than a year ago. Without the seasonal adjustment, which removes the effect of fluctuations due to seasonal events, hospitals employed 5,166,900 people in December – 17,300 more than in November and 79,600 more than a year ago. The nation's overall unemployment rate was unchanged in December at 4.1%.

Related News Articles

Missouri hospitals reported a record 19.5% employee turnover rate this year, according to a report released last week by the Missouri Hospital Association.
Chairperson's File
Marshaling the right workforce competencies to meet your future goals is a necessity for every hospital and health system.
Mary Beth Kingston spoke today at the first of three regional forums on the Future of Nursing 2020-2030.
The AHA today voiced support for legislation to revise and extend federal programs to develop the nursing workforce.
The Centers for Medicare…
Insights and Analysis
Community health workers can become crucial links between hospitals and health systems and the communities they serve, helping patients overcome barriers to…