Employment at the nation's hospitals fell by 2.6% in April to a seasonally adjusted 5,130,000 people, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. That's 134,900 fewer people than in March and 48,300 fewer than a year ago. Without the seasonal adjustment, which removes the effect of fluctuations due to seasonal events, hospitals employed 5,123,400 people in April – 138,100 fewer than in March and 45,500 fewer than a year ago. The nation's overall unemployment rate rose by 10.3 percentage points in April to 14.7%.

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