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Healthcare adds jobs as unemployment holds at 9.1%
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Healthcare added 29,700 jobs in August as the nation’s overall hiring stalled and the U.S. unemployment rate held at 9.1%. Healthcare employment increased 0.2% to total 14.1 million workers in August even as U.S. employment was unchanged, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported. The August figures are preliminary. All figures are seasonally adjusted. On average, healthcare added 25,500 jobs per month during the 12-month period ended in August. Total healthcare job growth for the period was 305,900, an increase of 2.2%.

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