Hospitals added about 8,200 workers to payrolls in May, a 0.2% increase, to bring overall hospital employment to 4.51 million, according to preliminary, seasonally adjusted figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. For the 12 months ended in May, hospital employment increased by roughly 93,400 workers, or 2.1%.
Physician office employment rose by around 3,000 workers last month, a 0.1% increase, to 2.21 million. For the year ended in May, physician-office payrolls climbed by about 69,600 workers, or 3.2%. -- by Melanie Evans