Physician-office employment grew by about 8,400 workers, or 0.4%, last month to total 2.25 million employees, according to seasonally adjusted figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. All figures are preliminary. For the 12 months ended in January, physician offices added roughly 74,100 workers, an increase of 3.4%.
Hospitals added roughly 10,000 workers in January, climbing 0.2%, to bring total hospital employment to about 4.58 million. For the 12 months ended in January, hospital payrolls added nearly 112,600 workers, an increase of 2.5%. -- by Melanie Evans
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