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Healthcare hiring slows from December pace
Modern Physician

The healthcare services sector added 23,000 jobs in January, which is in line with average monthly gains that the industry reported last year and about half what the sector added in December, according to preliminary seasonally adjusted data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The sector added nearly 45,000 jobs in December.

The overall unemployment rate edged up to 7.9% as the U.S. economy added 157,000 jobs across nonfarm payroll sectors in January, following average job gains of 181,000 per month in 2012, according to the BLS, which released its January employment data Friday.