Hospitals added 95,000 workers in 2006, a 2.2% increase, for a total of 4.48 million workers, according to preliminary, seasonally adjusted figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The increase was the largest 12-month gain since June 2003. In December 2006, hospitals added 10,500 employees, an increase of 0.2%. Physician office employment grew by 74,200 workers in 2006, up 3.5%, to 2.21 million. In December 2006, physician offices added 4,800, a 0.2% gain. -- by Melanie Evans
Hospitals added 95,000 workers in 06
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