Employment at the nation's hospitals rose by 0.12% in May to a seasonally adjusted 5,167,400 people, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday. That's 6,200 more people than in April and 99,800 more than a year ago. Without the seasonal adjustment, which removes the effect of fluctuations due to seasonal events, hospitals employed 5,153,500 people in May – 2,700 more than in April and 99,400 more than a year ago. The nation's overall unemployment rate fell by 0.1 percentage point in May to 3.8%.

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