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Jobs Increase by 201,000 in August 2018.

The Labor Department reported that there were 201,000 jobs created in the U.S. economy in August, above the consensus expectation of 190,000.  However, revisions subtracted 50,000 to the prior two months as June was revised to 208,000 from 224,000 and July was revised to 147,000 from 157,000.  Payrolls have averaged 207,000 per month so far this year, up from 182,000…
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How Have Seniors Housing and Care Segments Performed Since the Recent Market Cycle Peak?

Seniors housing is a multifaceted property type in commercial real estate, in part, because it is comprised of several different housing and care products designed to meet the diverse needs and desires of the older consumer. Product segments range from independent living, which focuses on hospitality and lifestyle services for healthy, active seniors, to assisted living for residents who are…
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Five Key Takeaways from NIC MAP’s Second-Quarter Seniors Housing Data Release

NIC MAP® Data Service clients attended a webinar in mid-July on the key seniors housing data trends during the second quarter of 2018. Key takeaways included the following: Takeaway #1: Seniors housing occupancy fell to 87.9% The all occupancy rate for seniors housing, which includes properties still in lease up was 87.9% in the second quarter, down 40 basis points…
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NIC Skilled Nursing Data Report: Key Takeaways from the First Quarter 2018

Occupancy Continues to Fall, Despite Typical Seasonal Influence Managed Medicare represents increasingly larger share of skilled nursing revenue NIC released its first quarter 2018 Skilled Nursing Data Report last week, which includes key monthly data points from October 2011 through March 2018. Here are some key takeaways from the report: First quarter national occupancy decreased 30 basis points from the…
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Seniors Housing Inventory Growth–A Lot or Not So Much–Some Perspective

First-quarter data showed continued downward pressure on occupancy rates, with assisted living occupancy falling to its lowest level since NIC began reporting data in 2006—85.7%.  A broader measure, the occupancy rate for all of seniors housing (independent and assisted living) for the 99 Primary and Secondary markets tracked by the NIC MAP® Data Service, had a first quarter occupancy rate…
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