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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 this is in fact starting…
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Apples to Apples: How have CCRC care segments performed since the recent market cycle peak compared to freestanding and combined care segments?

Expanding on a recent blog post that detailed care segment performance in the Primary Markets since the most recent market cycle peak that was reached in the fourth quarter of 2014 for the seniors housing and care segments, this analysis goes a step further by  considering the market fundamentals of segments within continuing care retirement communities (CCRC segments), compared to…
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Five Key Takeaways from NIC’s Third Quarter 2018 Seniors Housing Data Release

NIC MAP® Data Service clients attended a webinar in mid-October on the key seniors housing data trends during the third quarter of 2018.  Key takeaways included the following: Takeaway #1:  Seniors Housing Occupancy Unchanged, but Remains Soft The all occupancy rate for seniors housing, which includes properties still in lease up, was unchanged from the second quarter and remained at…
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Rent Discounts Continue as In-Place Rate Growth Accelerates

The NIC MAP Data Service recently released national benchmark data through mid-year 2018 for actual rates and leasing velocity.  Key takeaways include: Average initial rates at the time of resident move in were below average asking rates for both majority independent living and majority assisted living properties, with monthly spreads larger for majority assisted living properties throughout the entire reported…
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Key Takeaways from the Second Quarter 2018 NIC Skilled Nursing Data Report

The second quarter 2018 NIC Skilled Nursing Data Report was released last week.  The report includes key monthly data metrics from October 2011 through June 2018.  The report also includes the latest urban vs. rural and revenue mix trends. Here are some key takeaways from the report: Pressure on skilled nursing occupancy continues as the latest data shows occupancy decreased…
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