SPOTLIGHT: Hospital hiring on upswing

Although the nation's unemployment rate remains stubbornly high, hospital hiring is showing some tiny signs of life. Hospital employment rose .11 percent in October, to a seasonally adjusted 4.726 million people, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. That's 5,100 more than in September and 37,400 more than October 2009, notes AHA News Now. With seasonal adjustments removed, the jobs picture appears even brighter: hospitals employed 4.728 million people, up 10,600 from September. However, the non-adjusted employment is up only 35,300 from October 2009. Article

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