Hospitals and health systems added 4,500 jobs in April, while U.S. jobs overall increased by 428,000, according to data released Friday by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Hospital employment remains over 90,000 below its March 2020 peak, but has grown in 16 of the past 25 months for a slow but steady job recovery. Total health care jobs grew by 34,300 in April to a seasonally adjusted 16.2 million, with physicians’ offices and home health care services leading job growth. Employment at nursing homes and residential care facilities increased by about 1,900.

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