Physician office employment rebounded in February, adding 7,600 workers, a one-month increase of about 0.3% to 2.19 million employees, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported in preliminary seasonally adjusted data. The uptick follows Januarys figures in which there was nearly no change to physician office payrolls. For the 12 months ended in February, physician offices hired 67,200 workers, an increase of about 3.2%.
Hospitals added 3,700 workers in February, for an increase of approximately 0.1%, to push total hospital employment to 4.48 million. For the year ended in February, hospitals added 93,700 employees, an increase of about 2.1%. -- by Melanie Evans