Employment at the nation's hospitals rose by 0.15% in September to a seasonally adjusted 5,267,000 people, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. That's 8,100 more people than in August and 101,500 more than a year ago. Without the seasonal adjustment, which removes the effect of fluctuations due to seasonal events, hospitals employed 5,268,100 people in September – 6,000 more than in August and 102,800 more than a year ago. The nation's overall unemployment rate fell by 0.2 percentage point in September to 3.5%.

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