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

House cleaners Nannies Providers of child care in own home Non-agency-based home care aides Agency-based home care aides
House cleaners 343,527
Child care workers 225,933 276,311
Home care aides 141,400 1,257,878

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), https://microdata.epi.org

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