Home care aides make up the majority of domestic workers: Employment in domestic worker occupations, 2019

Occupation Number of workers
House cleaners 343,527
Child care workers
Nannies 225,933
Providing care in own home 276,311
Home care aides
Not agency-based 141,400
Agency-based 1,257,878
Total domestic workers 2,245,047

Note: To ensure sufficient sample sizes, this table draws from pooled 2017–2019 microdata.

Source: EPI analysis of Current Population Survey basic monthly microdata from the U.S. Census Bureau

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