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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.
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 non-CCRC segments in freestanding or combined communities. Also referred to as life plan communities, CCRCs offer multiple care segments (at minimum independent living and nursing care) typically by a single provider on one campus, and this analysis breaks the segments apart from the CCRC community type that NIC includes under the main category of Seniors Housing.