Hospitals and health systems added 2,700 jobs in February, while U.S. jobs overall increased by 678,000, according to data released Friday by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Hospital employment remains over 100,000 below its March 2020 peak, but has grown in 14 of the past 23 months for a slow but steady job recovery. Total health care jobs grew by 63,500 in February to a seasonally adjusted 16.1 million, with physicians, home health care services, and other office-based providers leading job growth. Nursing homes and residential care facilities added about 7,200 jobs.

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