‘Like that will ever happen!’ you scoff. But, why shouldn’t it? In fact, one might argue that we have been in a price/jobs bubble for the last decade or so, and that we are only now reverting to the mean. Long-term employment data from the Bureau of labor Statistics supports this theory.
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When you own your own home, you probably have landscaping around your yard to make things look nice. Whether you have all sorts of flowers that you plant every year or just have some shrubs and trees dotting the yard, your landscaping will require some maintenance. And if you throw in a small garden-whether it’s a vegetable garden or a flower garden-you might be spending many hours outside keeping things looking nice. And while working in the yard likely won’t make you end up in a Monee hospital, you can certainly end up with a variety of ailments that can be nagging and painful. For instance, bending over a flower bed for a couple hours to dig up bulbs or plant some tulips can result in a sore back or painful wrists. If you’re not used to physical activity, that can make it even worse!
So think about it. In the roughly 14 or so years of our active youth, the Baby Boomer generation shaped this country’s views on youth, women, and minorities.
Let’s say you are bullish on healthcare. Rather than going and looking at a ton of different companies that offer services related to healthcare and trying to find the best you can simply buy an ETF that tracks the performance of health care.
We tend to focus on the ‘headline’ unemployment number (9.1%). Occasionally, some, economist will cite the U-6 figures for the un/under-employed, including ‘discouraged’ workers- guestimating a total of 16.5% in this broader category.The best measurement (for my money, at least), is something called ‘the labor participation rate’. This is simply the percentage of age-eligible people who are actually employed. According to statistics released just this month, that percentage stands at 58%- 2% higher than the historical average. In other words, we may not have hit bottom yet.
I wasn’t surprised when they asked if they could sleep on my office couch. I was surprised when I said yes. For the next few months they kept the ministry center neat, hauled off trash and worked odd jobs for shower or laundry money.
All of these understandings are second nature to a parking professional. I suspect that if you stared to talk about occupancy, average length of stay and an efficient use of parking resource, most hospital staff will look at you strangely. “It’s just parking” they will say as if it is just a Home Depot DIY project. And you will smile back at them with an embarrassed grin, agreeing with them as they are the potential client. We have all done it.