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Home care aides make up the majority of the nation's 2.2 million domestic workers: Employment in domestic worker occupations, 2019

House cleaners Child care workers Home care aides
House cleaners 343,527
Child care workers 502,244
Home care aides 1,399,278
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Note: There were 2,245,047 workers in domestic occupations in 2019. To ensure sufficient sample sizes for the subcategories, this figure draws from pooled 2017–2019 microdata.

Source: Economic Policy Institute (EPI) analysis of Current Population Survey basic monthly microdata, EPI Current Population Survey Extracts, Version 1.0.2 (2020),

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