Today, NIC released monthly data from the NIC Skilled Nursing Data Initiative which incorporates key takeaways of market trends through April 2020. Going forward, NIC will continue to release updated data and insights on a monthly basis in response to rapid market changes caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on the skilled nursing industry. The following summarizes the monthly release with data from January 2012 through April 2020:
The Labor Department reported that nonfarm payrolls rose by 4.8 million in June and that the unemployment rate fell to 11.1%. This is decidedly good news and suggests that the employment recovery from the precipitous COVID-related drop in March and April continues to reverse course. Combined, 7.5 million jobs were generated in May and June, recouping some of the 22.2 million jobs lost in March and April. Said another way, the June level of payrolls was 14.7 million below February’s.