Hospital employment, according to seasonally adjusted figures from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, grew by 0.1% to add 5,000 jobs in January to a workforce now estimated at 4.7 million. In the 12 months ended in January, the hospital workforce added 28,300 jobs or 0.6%. Physicians' offices in January grew by 0.2% to add 5,600 jobs to a workforce of 2.3 million. Physician practices grew by 2% in the past 12 months, adding 45,300 jobs. The figures reflect fewer jobs than in previous estimates as a result of recalculations based on annual benchmark updates. Estimated hospital employment was revised downward by 42,600 jobs and physician-office employment was adjusted downward by 44,000.
Late News: Hospitals add 5,000 jobs in January, BLS data show
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