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Healthcare Adds 12,000 New Jobs in February
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The healthcare sector created 12,000 new jobs in February, even as overall employment from all business sectors saw 36,000 jobs lost, according to Bureau of Labor Statistics preliminary data released this morning. The national jobless rate remained steady at 9.7%. Ambulatory services accounted for 6,700 payroll additions in February, and hospitals accounted for 1,300 new payroll additions. Nursing and residential care facilities reported 4,000 payroll additions in February, after reporting 4,900 reductions in January.