Hospital payrolls increased by about 0.3% in June, adding 13,600 workers to bring total hospital employment to 4.52 million workers, according to seasonally adjusted, preliminary data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. In the year ended June 30, hospitals hired about 101,000 workers, an increase of 2.3%.
Physician office employment rose last month by 0.1%, or about 1,800 workers, to total 2.22 million employees. For the 12 months ended in June, physician offices added roughly 65,300 workers, a 3% increase. -- by Melanie Evans