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
Provider in own home 276,311
Home care aides
Non-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: Economic Policy Institute (EPI) analysis of Current Population Survey basic monthly microdata, EPI Current Population Survey Extracts, Version 1.0.2 (2020), https://microdata.epi.org

View the underlying data on epi.org.