Employment at the nation's hospitals rose by 0.25% in January to a seasonally adjusted 5,138,800 people, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. That's 12,700 more people than in December and 86,300 more than a year ago. Without the seasonal adjustment, which removes the effect of fluctuations due to seasonal events, hospitals employed 5,130,700 people in January – 5,800 fewer than in December but 87,800 more than a year ago. The nation's overall unemployment rate was unchanged in January at 4.1%.

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