Hospitals show signs of hiring

Although slower than in previous months, hospitals created 4,100 jobs in May, according to Bureau of Labor Statistics data released on Friday. Hospitals employed 4,744,200 workers in May 2011, compared to 4,740,100 in April.

Although other industries reported grim numbers of reduced employment, healthcare-related services showed modest improvements.

Other healthcare facilities had additional payroll hires, including nursing and resident care facilities, which increased by 3,200 jobs from the previous month and ambulatory healthcare services, which jumped to an additional 10,100 jobs.

The report may indicate that healthcare facilities are slowly bouncing back from the economic downturn.

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