The health­care in­dus­try added 45,200 jobs in April, the largest monthly in­crease so far this year.

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Hos­pi­tals ac­counted for more than a quar­ter of that to­tal. Em­ploy­ment at hos­pi­tals went up by 11,800 last month, a 0.2% uptick from March and a 1.8% in­crease from April 2014, ac­cord­ing to sea­son­ally ad­justed fig­ures from the Bureau of La­bor Statis­tics. Nurs­ing homes and res­i­den­tial-care fa­cil­i­ties added 8,100 em­ploy­ees, re­vers­ing a twom­onth trend in which roughly 8,000 jobs were cut. Nurs­ing homes specif­i­cally ac­counted for 3,000 newly cre­ated jobs. Am­bu­la­tory set­tings gen­er­ated ap­prox­i­mately 25,300 jobs, a 4% jump from April 2014. Within that cat­e­gory, physi­cian of­fices in­creased their staffs by 9,300 peo­ple.

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