Employment at the nation's hospitals rose by 0.15% in February to a seasonally adjusted 5,257,900 people, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. That's 7,800 more people than in January and 92,200 more than a year ago. Without the seasonal adjustment, which removes the effect of fluctuations due to seasonal events, hospitals employed 5,250,500 people in February – 5,500 more than in January and 89,600 more than a year ago. The nation's overall unemployment rate fell by 0.1 percentage point in February to 3.5%.

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