Employment at U.S. hospitals increased by .09%, or 3,700 people, in April compared with March, reaching just under 4.3 million, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Compared with April 2003, hospital employment was 1.3% higher. Total employment in the healthcare and social-assistance industries reached 14.1 million people in April, up 0.2% from March. Overall U.S. unemployment fell 0.1 percentage points last month to 5.6%. -- by Tony Fong
Hospital, overall U.S. employment rise in April
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