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A Deep Dive into the 2Q2016 NIC Skilled Nursing Data Report

By: Bill Kauffman  |  September 16, 2016

On September 15, at the 2016 NIC Fall Conference, NIC released its 2Q2016 Skilled Nursing Data Report. The report includes key occupancy and revenue metrics from October 2011 through June 2016. In today’s blog post, I’ll walk you through the data.

Economic Trends  |  Workforce

At 151,000, August Job Gains Slow

By: Beth Burnham Mace  |  September 02, 2016

The Labor Department reported that nonfarm payrolls increased by 151,000 positions in August, a bit less than the 180,000 positions consensus projection and down from a very strong showing of 275,000 in July and 271,000 in June. Hiring has averaged 182,000 new positions per month over the past eight months. That is down from average gains of 229,000 in 2015. Revisions subtracted a total of 1,000 jobs to payrolls in the previous two months. 

Economic Trends  |  Ideas and Discussion  |  Market Trends  |  Workforce

A Focus on Data Friday at the Conference

By: NIC  |  August 31, 2016

Overviews of current markets trends are the highlight for many at an NIC conference, and 2016 is no different. At this year’s NIC Fall Conference, being held September 14–16 in Washington, D.C., two sessions on Friday will help attendees wrap their minds around two key questions circulating in seniors housing and care: what’s happening in the markets now, and where are we headed?

Economic Trends  |  Workforce

At 255,000, July’s Job Gains Are Strong

By: Beth Burnham Mace  |  August 05, 2016

The first Friday of the month at 8:30 EDT is widely anticipated by market participants as the Labor Department presents a fresh gauge of the most recent economic performance in its release of the labor report for the prior month. Today’s number was even more closely watched since recent data releases on the economy (such as the second quarter GDP report that showed an expansion of only 1.2% at an annualized rate) suggest sluggish overall economic growth. The Federal Reserve will next meet on September 20 and 21 to assess the strength of the economy and decide if it should raise its benchmark interest rate. Last week, it decided to leave rates unchanged.