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A Lot of Jobs Created in April: 263,000

The Labor Department reported that there were 263,000 jobs added in April, above the consensus expectation of 190,000.  This marked the 103rd consecutive month of job growth.  The latest six-month average is 200,000, less than last year’s 223,000 monthly average but still very strong for this stage of the economic expansion. Revisions added 16,000 to […]

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Health Affairs launches “The Forgotten Middle”

As Alan Weil, Health Affairs Editor-in-chief stated, “This is a pretty scary reality that’s coming towards us.” It was an appropriate sentiment, as the nation’s leading peer-reviewed health policy journal released a groundbreaking new study, commissioned and funded by NIC, and shared with the world its unsettling findings. Addressing a room full of media and policy […]

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Key Takeaways from NIC’s First Quarter 2019 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 2019.  Key takeaways included the following: Takeaway #1:  Seniors Housing Occupancy Was Largely Unchanged, but Remained Soft in Q1 2019 Based on the quarterly patterns of inventory and absorption, the all occupancy rate […]

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Deep Dive: Memory Care Performance in the Primary Markets

It’s no secret that the U.S. population of seniors living with dementia is expected to grow in the coming years and thus the demand for memory care (MC) services is expected to increase as well. As a result of anticipated demand, there has been notable growth in memory care units, especially between 2011 and 2016. This has occurred in freestanding memory care properties as well as in properties that offer […]

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The Forgotten Middle: NIC’s Middle Market Seniors Housing Study Soon to be Released

The long-awaited results of “The Forgotten Middle:  Middle Market Seniors Housing Study” will soon be released, in conjunction with two upcoming events. A peer-reviewed manuscript, two perspective articles, and two blog posts, all to be published by Health Affairs, will be released at the upcoming Health Affairs policy forum in Washington, D.C. on April 24th. […]

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