Hospital employment rose to 4.49 million in March, a one-month change of about 0.2%, or 9,200 workers, according to Bureau of Labor Statistics preliminary, seasonally adjusted data. For the 12 months ended in March, hospital employment increased by 2.2%, or 96,300 employees.
Physician office payrolls rose to 2.21 million workers, a monthly increase of about 0.4%, or 8,600 employees. For the year ended in March, physician offices saw employment rise approximately 3.4%, or 73,500 workers. -- by Melanie Evans