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Jobs Increase by 164,000 in April 2018

The Labor Department reported that there were 164,000 jobs created in the U.S. economy in April, below the consensus expectation of 193,000.  This followed a downwardly revised gain of 324,000 jobs in February (originally reported as 326,000) and an upwardly revised gain of 135,000 in March (originally reported as 103,000).  The two-month revision was a […]

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Jobs Increase by 223,000 in May 2018

The Labor Department reported that there were 223,000 jobs created in the U.S. economy in May, well above the consensus expectation of 190,000.  This followed a downwardly revised gain of 159,000 jobs in April (originally reported as 164,000) and an upwardly revised gain of 155,000 in March (originally reported as 135,000).  The two-month revision was […]

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Five Key Takeaways from NIC’s First-Quarter 2018 Seniors Housing Data Release

NIC MAP® Data Service clients attended a webinar in mid-April on the key seniors housing data trends during the first quarter of 2018. Key takeaways included the following. Takeaway #1:  Seniors housing occupancy fell to 88.3% The all occupancy rate for seniors housing, which includes properties still in lease up was 88.3% in the first quarter, […]

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Jobs Increase by 103,000 in March 2018.

@bethmace The Labor Department reported that there were 103,000 jobs created in the U.S. economy in March, below the consensus expectation of 185,000.  This followed an upwardly revised and very large gain in February of 326,000 and marked the 90th consecutive month of positive job gains for the U.S. economy.  Over the past year, nonfarm […]

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Tight Labor Markets: What Can Seniors Housing and Care Operators Do?

What strategies can be used to mitigate today’s tight labor markets? Below are some ideas that I hope will stimulate conversation and dialog about a topic that is here to stay.   Collectively, let’s keep adding to this list and generate additional ideas about practical and implementable solutions to the ever-growing challenge of today’s tight labor […]

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