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Healthcare employment up 0.3% in December
Modern Healthcare

Another 36,000 people found jobs in healthcare in December last year as the overall unemployment rate fell to 9.4%, the lowest in 19 months, according to new figures from the U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics.

Hospitals accounted for 8,000 of the new healthcare jobs, while 21,000 were in ambulatory settings such as physician offices and outpatient centers. Nursing and residential-care facilities provided 7,000 jobs.

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