The healthcare industry added 45,200 jobs in April, the largest monthly increase so far this year. Hospitals accounted for more than a quarter of that total.
Employment at hospitals went up by 11,800 last month, a 0.2% uptick from March and a 1.8% increase from April 2014, according to seasonally adjusted figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Instances of mass layoffs at hospitals and health systems have been less common than in previous years even though many services are shifting toward the outpatient setting. But some struggling organizations are still resorting to cutting payroll to save their bottom line.