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Hospitals Added Nearly 20K Jobs in Q1
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Job growth in the healthcare sector is on an uptick, Bureau of Labor Statistics data and preliminary data show.

Hospitals created 10,200 new jobs in March and 19,600 new jobs in the first quarter of 2011, easily outstripping the 3,700 hospital jobs created in the first quarter of 2010, according to the BLS. The healthcare sector – everything from hospitals to podiatrists’ offices to kidney dialysis centers – created 36,600 new jobs in March, and 82,600 new jobs in the first quarter, and now employs slightly more than 14 million people.

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