Healthcare hiring contributes to rosier September jobs numbers
In the 12-month period that ended in September, the healthcare sector added a total of 294,900 jobs, an increase of 2.1%, according to the data. The preliminary, seasonally adjusted numbers helped lower the country's unemployment rate to 7.8%.
Skilled nursing facilities contributed 5,700 new jobs in September alone, while hospitals added 8,000 jobs. Physician offices hired 6,600 people.
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