Employment at the nation's hospitals rose by 0.06% in May to a seasonally adjusted 5,231,600 people, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. That's 3,000 more people than in April and 103,100 more than a year ago. Without the seasonal adjustment, which removes the effect of fluctuations due to seasonal events, hospitals employed 5,216,100 people in May – 3,600 fewer than in April but 103,300 more than a year ago. The nation's overall unemployment rate was unchanged in May at 3.6%.

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