Employment at the nation's hospitals rose by 0.25 percent in October to a seasonally adjusted 5,216,100 people, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. That's 13,000 more people than in September and 106,900 more than a year ago. Without the seasonal adjustment, which removes the effect of fluctuations due to seasonal events, hospitals employed 5,221,000 people in October – 18,600 more than in September and 101,700 more than a year ago. The nation's overall unemployment did not change from September and remains at 3.7 percent.