Seniors housing and care updated transactions figures show a total of $2.6 billion closed deals in the first quarter of 2018. That includes $1.7 billion of seniors housing, and $900 million in nursing care transactions. The total volume was down 5% from the previous quarter’s $2.7 billion, and down 45% from the first quarter of 2017 when volume totaled $4.7 billion.
The Labor Department reported that there were 164,000 jobs created in the U.S. economy in April, below the consensus expectation of 193,000. This followed a downwardly revised gain of 324,000 jobs in February (originally reported as 326,000) and an upwardly revised gain of 135,000 in March (originally reported as 103,000). The two-month revision was a positive 30,000 new jobs.
The Labor Department reported that there were 223,000 jobs created in the U.S. economy in May, well above the consensus expectation of 190,000. This followed a downwardly revised gain of 159,000 jobs in April (originally reported as 164,000) and an upwardly revised gain of 155,000 in March (originally reported as 135,000). The two-month revision was a positive 15,000 new jobs. After revisions and thus far five months into the year, payrolls gains have averaged 207,000 per month, up from 182,000 per month last year.