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Overall Healthcare, Hospital Employment Numbers Up in April
Health Leaders Media

In April, healthcare employment showed a steady growth pattern with an increase of 20,000 jobs since March—including a gain of about 6,100 jobs among hospitals, according to the monthly figures released Friday by the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Overall, in the past year the healthcare area has grown by more than 244,000 jobs, to 13.7 million.

Among hospitals, the largest healthcare employer, more than 43,000 jobs have been created since April 2009, according to the BLS seasonally adjusted figures. Current employment in the hospital area is now more than 4.7 million.