Hospitals added 10,400 workers in September, bringing national hospital employment to just over 4.4 million people, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics' preliminary seasonally adjusted figures. Over the 12 months ended in September, hospital employment rose a total of 97,600 people, or 2.3%. Physician offices, meanwhile, added 5,200 people workers in September for a total of about 2.1 million people. Over the 12 months, employment by physician offices grew 73,200, or 3.5%. Excluding farm workers, total U.S. employment fell 35,000 in September to 134 million people, which includes job losses caused by Hurricane Katrina.
Hospitals, physician offices add 15,000 workers in Sept.
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