Hospitals and doctors’ offices cut jobs in June, an interruption to what has been an otherwise bright spot in the labor market. Hospitals trimmed jobs for the second straight month, according to preliminary seasonally adjusted figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Hospital employment fell by 2,200 last month and 2,400 in May, a revision downward from the 3,300 previously reported. That follows gains of 141,700 jobs since the start of 2008. Total hospital employment in June was 4.7 million. For the 12 months that ended in June, hospital employment rose by 33,600 workers compared with an increase of 46,700 the prior year. After adding 1,700 jobs in May, physician office employment fell by 900 workers to 2.3 million in June, the preliminary figures show. For the year that ended in June, doctors’ offices added 39,800 jobs compared with the prior year’s employment gains of 18,500.
Late News: Hospitals, doc offices trim jobs in June: report
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