Employment at the nation's hospitals rose by 0.23 percent in September to a seasonally adjusted 5,202,900 people, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. That's 12,000 more people than in August and 102,700 more than a year ago. Without the seasonal adjustment, which removes the effect of fluctuations due to seasonal events, hospitals employed 5,205,000 people in September – 10,600 more than in August and 100,500 more than a year ago. The nation's overall unemployment rate fell by 0.2 percentage point in September to 3.7 percent.

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