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Economy Adds 304,000 Jobs in January

The Labor Department reported that there were a significant number of jobs added in January–304,000 and well above the consensus expectation of 172,000. This was the 100th consecutive month of job growth.  December was revised down to 222,000 from 312,000 and November was revised up to 196,000 from 176,000. The 800,000 Federal workers going unpaid […]

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Continuing Care Retirement Communities: Regional Occupancy Performance, Part 1

Expanding on a recent NIC blog post that detailed care segment performance in the NIC MAP® 31 Primary Markets since the most recent Q42014 market cycle peak, and another blog post that went a step further and examined segment market fundamentals within Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRCs, also referred to as life plan communities) compared […]

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Economy Adds 2.64 million Jobs in 2018

Over the year, the U.S. economy added 2.64 million jobs, making it the third best year for job growth since the recession a decade ago and the third best year since 2000. The Labor Department also reported that there were 312,000 jobs created in the U.S. economy in December, well above the consensus expectation of […]

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The Implications of PDPM for Skilled Nursing

Medicare is changing the way skilled nursing operators are paid, effective October 2019. The new Patient-Driven Payment Model (PDPM) system replaces Resource Utilization Groups (RUGs) and will dramatically shift predictors of financial success, while raising new compliance concerns as operators change their business strategies to adapt. Skilled nursing investors, as well as owners, operators, and […]

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October Jobless Rate Remains at Lowest Level Since 1969

The unemployment rate held steady at 3.7% in October, which is the lowest rate since December 1969. The jobless rate remains well below the rate of what is generally believed to be the “natural rate of unemployment” of 4.5%, which suggests that there will be building pressure on wage rate growth. Evidence is mounting that […]

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