In December 2005, employment at U.S. hospitals grew by 7,700 workers to about 4.42 million, while physician offices added 5,000 workers, for a total of nearly 2.15 million, according to preliminary, seasonally adjusted data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Employment in the overall healthcare industry increased by 21,100 workers -- or about a fifth of the increase in the economy outside of farm employment. -- by Melanie Evans
U.S. hospitals, doc offices added workers in Dec.
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