Employment at the nation's hospitals increased by 0.17% in August to a seasonally adjusted 5,253,200 people, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday. That's 8,800 more people than in July and 97,400 more than a year ago. Without the seasonal adjustment, which removes the effect of fluctuations due to seasonal events, hospitals employed 5,256,000 people in August – 7,800 more than in July and 97,500 more than a year ago. The nation's overall unemployment rate was unchanged in August at 3.7%.

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