Hospitals hired a modest 3,100 workers in June, the smallest one-month increase since December 2004, according to preliminary figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. All figures are seasonally adjusted. Hospital employment rose about 0.1% last month to 4.64 million workers. For the 12-month period ended in June, hospitals added 122,500 workers, or a 2.7% change.
Physician office hiring rose by 6,300 workers, nearly a 0.3% change, to 2.27 million employees. For the 12-month period ended in June, physician offices hired 76,900 workers, or a 3.5% increase. -- by Melanie Evans
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