Employment at the nation's hospitals fell by 0.04% in July to a seasonally adjusted 5,238,900 people, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. That's 2,100 fewer people than in June and 93,100 more than a year ago. Without the seasonal adjustment, which removes the effect of fluctuations due to seasonal events, hospitals employed 5,242,500 people in July – 900 more than in June and 91,100 more than a year ago. The nation's overall unemployment rate was unchanged in July at 3.7%.
 

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