Employment at the nation's hospitals rose by 0.16% in April to a seasonally adjusted 5,159,800 people, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. That's 8,000 more people than in March and 94,500 more than a year ago. Without the seasonal adjustment, which removes the effect of fluctuations due to seasonal events, hospitals employed 5,148,600 people in April – 400 fewer than in March but 94,800 more than a year ago. The nation's overall unemployment rate fell by 0.2 percentage point in April to 3.9%.

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