Employment at the nation's hospitals rose by 0.08 percent in February to a seasonally adjusted 5,212,700 people, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. That's 4,200 more people than in January and 103,200 more than a year ago. Without the seasonal adjustment, which removes the effect of fluctuations due to seasonal events, hospitals employed 5,206,500 people in February – 5,700 more than in January and 101,800 more than a year ago. The nation's overall unemployment rate declined by 0.2 percentage point in February to 3.8 percent.

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