In today’s business environment, seniors housing and care leaders can often access capital through a phone call or a single meeting. They can develop strategy on a weekend leadership retreat. When it comes to solving workforce issues, however, no easy solutions have arisen, leaving the industry with a constant problem that just doesn’t seem to be going away any time soon.
The Labor Department reported that there were only 20,000 jobs added in February, well below the consensus expectation of 180,000. This marked the 101st consecutive month of job growth. While February was weak, January was very strong. The latest three-month average is 186,000, less than last year’s 223,000 monthly average but consistent with more modest growth anticipated for 2019.
Last week’s post on NIC’s data group introduced some of the teams and processes involved in collecting the most accurate and reliable data available on America’s seniors housing and care properties. This second half of the story delves into processing and reporting on the data.