Growth in community care for the elderly fueled employment increases within the residential care facility industry: Residential care facility employment by detailed industry, 1990–2022 (thousands)

Residential mental health facilities Community care facilities for the elderly Other residential care facilities
Jan-1990 259.5 322.5 84.3
Feb-1990 261.1 323.9 84.9
Mar-1990 262.8 325.9 85.6
Apr-1990 264.5 327.3 86.2
May-1990 265.9 328.6 86.8
Jun-1990 267.5 329.6 87.5
Jul-1990 269.3 330.8 88.4
Aug-1990 270.8 332.2 88.8
Sep-1990 272.2 333.1 89.4
Oct-1990 274.2 334.5 90.2
Nov-1990 276.2 336.1 91
Dec-1990 277.6 337.6 91.5
Jan-1991 279.3 339.2 92.1
Feb-1991 280.9 340.8 92.7
Mar-1991 282.7 342.3 93.5
Apr-1991 284.1 343.8 94
May-1991 286.3 345.5 94.8
Jun-1991 287.6 347.2 95.2
Jul-1991 288.8 348.3 95.8
Aug-1991 291.1 350.5 96.5
Sep-1991 292.6 352 97.1
Oct-1991 294.2 353.5 97.7
Nov-1991 295.7 354.7 98.2
Dec-1991 297.4 356.4 98.8
Jan-1992 299 358.1 99.5
Feb-1992 299.9 359 99.8
Mar-1992 300.8 359.9 100.2
Apr-1992 301.7 360.7 100.5
May-1992 302.7 361.7 100.9
Jun-1992 304.1 362.8 101.4
Jul-1992 305.5 364 102.1
Aug-1992 306.1 364.7 102.2
Sep-1992 307.1 365.6 102.6
Oct-1992 308.6 367.3 103.2
Nov-1992 310.1 368.6 103.7
Dec-1992 312 369.9 104.4
Jan-1993 313.2 371.2 105
Feb-1993 314.7 372.9 105.5
Mar-1993 316.1 374.1 106
Apr-1993 318 375.9 106.8
May-1993 319.4 377.6 107.3
Jun-1993 321.2 379 108
Jul-1993 321.9 379.4 108.4
Aug-1993 323.8 381.4 109.2
Sep-1993 325.2 383.2 109.7
Oct-1993 326.5 384.7 110.2
Nov-1993 327.5 386.1 110.6
Dec-1993 328.4 386.9 110.9
Jan-1994 329.7 388.1 111.5
Feb-1994 331.2 388.9 112.2
Mar-1994 332.5 390.2 112.7
Apr-1994 333.8 391.7 113.2
May-1994 335.5 393.1 113.9
Jun-1994 337 394.8 114.4
Jul-1994 339.1 396.9 115.2
Aug-1994 341.4 398.7 116
Sep-1994 343.1 400 116.7
Oct-1994 345.1 401.6 117.5
Nov-1994 347.1 403.2 118.4
Dec-1994 349.2 405.1 119.2
Jan-1995 351.2 407.1 119.8
Feb-1995 352.5 408.4 120.3
Mar-1995 354.3 410.2 121
Apr-1995 355.5 411.2 121.5
May-1995 356.4 411.7 121.9
Jun-1995 358 413.5 122.5
Jul-1995 358.7 414.4 122.8
Aug-1995 360.3 416 123.3
Sep-1995 361.5 417.2 123.7
Oct-1995 362.4 418 124.1
Nov-1995 363.3 419 124.3
Dec-1995 365 420.4 125
Jan-1996 366.2 421.7 125.5
Feb-1996 367.6 422.8 126.2
Mar-1996 369.1 424.2 126.6
Apr-1996 370.9 425.5 127.5
May-1996 372.7 426.5 128.2
Jun-1996 374.1 427.7 128.8
Jul-1996 375.7 429.3 129.5
Aug-1996 377.7 430.3 130.4
Sep-1996 377.9 430.4 130.5
Oct-1996 379.3 431.1 131.1
Nov-1996 381.2 432.5 131.7
Dec-1996 382.3 433.2 132.3
Jan-1997 383.4 433.9 132.9
Feb-1997 384.4 434.3 133.4
Mar-1997 386.8 436 134.3
Apr-1997 388.7 438 135.1
May-1997 390.3 439.4 135.7
Jun-1997 392 440.6 136.4
Jul-1997 393.4 442.5 137
Aug-1997 394.1 442.6 137.3
Sep-1997 395.4 443.2 138
Oct-1997 396.2 444.1 138.2
Nov-1997 397.1 445 138.5
Dec-1997 400 447 139.7
Jan-1998 399.5 446.5 139.7
Feb-1998 400.9 447.8 140.3
Mar-1998 402.9 449.2 141
Apr-1998 403.5 449.9 141.3
May-1998 404.3 450.5 141.5
Jun-1998 404.1 450.5 141.4
Jul-1998 405 451.2 141.8
Aug-1998 405.9 451.7 142.3
Sep-1998 407.2 452.9 142.8
Oct-1998 408.4 454 143.2
Nov-1998 409.1 454.5 143.5
Dec-1998 409.7 454.7 143.7
Jan-1999 411 456.3 144.3
Feb-1999 412.2 457.3 144.7
Mar-1999 413.1 457.8 145.1
Apr-1999 414.5 458.7 145.6
May-1999 415.5 459.9 146
Jun-1999 417.3 461.4 146.5
Jul-1999 418.8 463 147.2
Aug-1999 420.9 464.4 148.1
Sep-1999 422.3 465.7 148.6
Oct-1999 423.8 466.6 149.2
Nov-1999 425.3 468 149.8
Dec-1999 426.8 469.6 150.5
Jan-2000 427.8 470.2 150.9
Feb-2000 429.9 472.1 151.7
Mar-2000 431.1 473.2 152.2
Apr-2000 432.2 473.2 152.6
May-2000 433.5 475.3 152.7
Jun-2000 435.3 476.9 153.7
Jul-2000 437.4 478.8 154.5
Aug-2000 439.7 480.4 155.3
Sep-2000 441.3 481.8 156
Oct-2000 443.9 483.4 157.1
Nov-2000 445.6 484.7 157.6
Dec-2000 447.7 487.4 158.6
Jan-2001 449.5 489 159.3
Feb-2001 451.2 491.5 160.1
Mar-2001 453.3 493.5 160.8
Apr-2001 456.1 496.7 161.4
May-2001 459.6 500.8 162.2
Jun-2001 461.3 504.9 162.9
Jul-2001 463.4 508.3 163.5
Aug-2001 465 510 163.8
Sep-2001 466.5 513.3 164.3
Oct-2001 468 514.8 164.6
Nov-2001 468.9 517.1 164.8
Dec-2001 467.9 519.2 164.5
Jan-2002 469.9 522.9 165.1
Feb-2002 470.2 524.7 165.2
Mar-2002 470.7 526.7 165.1
Apr-2002 472.5 527.1 165.4
May-2002 471.8 527.7 164.6
Jun-2002 473.2 528.7 165.7
Jul-2002 473.5 529.6 165.3
Aug-2002 473.4 532 165.9
Sep-2002 474.4 535 163.7
Oct-2002 473.9 538.6 164.3
Nov-2002 476.4 542.7 165
Dec-2002 479 542.9 165.6
Jan-2003 480.8 544.2 164.9
Feb-2003 481.7 545.3 164.5
Mar-2003 482.9 548.4 164.5
Apr-2003 483.1 553.4 164.4
May-2003 484.6 555.3 165
Jun-2003 483.6 557 164.2
Jul-2003 483.6 558.2 163.9
Aug-2003 484.2 561.1 164.3
Sep-2003 484.5 562.8 164.3
Oct-2003 485.4 565.2 165.1
Nov-2003 486.3 568.1 165
Dec-2003 487 571.3 165.3
Jan-2004 487.1 571.5 165.3
Feb-2004 487 574.7 164
Mar-2004 488.7 579.3 165.2
Apr-2004 489 581.4 166.3
May-2004 488.5 582.3 167.2
Jun-2004 488.5 584.7 166.3
Jul-2004 489.3 587.3 165.6
Aug-2004 488.8 590.1 165.5
Sep-2004 491.6 592.3 166.2
Oct-2004 491.6 595.2 165.6
Nov-2004 492.5 597.3 165.8
Dec-2004 492.5 600.9 165.7
Jan-2005 492.4 604.1 164.5
Feb-2005 493.7 605.5 165
Mar-2005 494.2 605.3 164.5
Apr-2005 495.3 608.1 164.8
May-2005 498.8 611.2 164.9
Jun-2005 495.9 613.5 164.8
Jul-2005 497.3 616.3 166.3
Aug-2005 498.6 617.1 166.8
Sep-2005 500.8 624 165.2
Oct-2005 500.6 625.9 164.7
Nov-2005 499.9 627.1 163.3
Dec-2005 500.7 626.5 163.7
Jan-2006 502.7 628 164.5
Feb-2006 503.4 631.6 164.7
Mar-2006 504.3 632 164.5
Apr-2006 505.3 631.9 164.6
May-2006 507.5 631 164
Jun-2006 509.9 635.2 164.3
Jul-2006 511.4 640.7 163.1
Aug-2006 511.7 640.6 162.6
Sep-2006 511.6 639.8 160.9
Oct-2006 513.1 643.2 162.8
Nov-2006 514.5 646 163.5
Dec-2006 516.7 651.3 163.6
Jan-2007 518.6 651.5 163.7
Feb-2007 520.6 652 162.9
Mar-2007 521.3 653.5 163.8
Apr-2007 522.8 658.7 163.2
May-2007 523.4 664.3 164.2
Jun-2007 530.4 668.7 164.7
Jul-2007 528.7 664.1 165.5
Aug-2007 530.6 665.4 165.7
Sep-2007 531.8 668 166.6
Oct-2007 533.2 667.9 166.6
Nov-2007 535.2 669.3 164.8
Dec-2007 535.7 671 165.5
Jan-2008 537.1 673.9 166.7
Feb-2008 536.3 674.8 167.5
Mar-2008 539.6 678.5 167.8
Apr-2008 541.1 681.5 169.3
May-2008 541.8 683.6 168.1
Jun-2008 542.6 686.9 167.3
Jul-2008 541.5 688.4 167.3
Aug-2008 542.6 690.2 167.6
Sep-2008 543.1 692.4 168.1
Oct-2008 544.5 694.8 167.7
Nov-2008 546.1 698.6 168.7
Dec-2008 547.6 702.6 169.1
Jan-2009 550.3 704.4 167
Feb-2009 552.1 708 166.4
Mar-2009 554.2 709.7 165.4
Apr-2009 554.9 710.7 162.9
May-2009 557.8 711.3 162.4
Jun-2009 558.7 714.4 160.7
Jul-2009 561.2 718.1 160.9
Aug-2009 561 721 161.2
Sep-2009 562.5 720.6 160.2
Oct-2009 563.1 725.1 161.3
Nov-2009 563.5 728.6 161.3
Dec-2009 563.6 727.5 160.5
Jan-2010 562.2 729.4 160.7
Feb-2010 560.9 731.4 160.7
Mar-2010 562.9 734.9 160.5
Apr-2010 564.5 735.5 161.1
May-2010 564.9 737.3 160.8
Jun-2010 564.6 739.3 161.5
Jul-2010 564.2 742.4 161.4
Aug-2010 565.8 745.1 160.5
Sep-2010 565.8 747.7 159.6
Oct-2010 567 750.1 159.8
Nov-2010 566.9 750.5 158.8
Dec-2010 567.9 756.8 160.1
Jan-2011 567.7 759.7 158.5
Feb-2011 569 760.2 159.1
Mar-2011 568.2 762.4 159.3
Apr-2011 567.7 767.1 159.6
May-2011 567.6 771.3 158
Jun-2011 567.7 769.6 158.6
Jul-2011 570.9 772.1 158
Aug-2011 572.6 773.3 157.4
Sep-2011 573.8 776 158.2
Oct-2011 573 777.5 157.2
Nov-2011 575 777.5 156.6
Dec-2011 574.7 775.6 155.8
Jan-2012 575.6 779.3 158
Feb-2012 576.7 782.9 157.8
Mar-2012 576.3 784.7 158
Apr-2012 580 786 157.9
May-2012 581.1 788.2 159
Jun-2012 583.4 790.2 158.3
Jul-2012 584.1 792.5 160.1
Aug-2012 584.9 795.2 159.2
Sep-2012 586.7 796.5 158.5
Oct-2012 587.8 799.3 158.2
Nov-2012 588.1 801 158.4
Dec-2012 589.3 805.4 158.3
Jan-2013 590.4 806 157.8
Feb-2013 590.2 809.1 159.1
Mar-2013 591.4 811.6 159.1
Apr-2013 592.2 814.1 159.5
May-2013 594.7 817.1 159.2
Jun-2013 592.6 821.5 160.4
Jul-2013 596.2 823 158.8
Aug-2013 595.3 825.3 158.9
Sep-2013 595.2 828.5 159
Oct-2013 597.1 829.5 159.1
Nov-2013 598.4 832.8 159
Dec-2013 599.9 839 159.1
Jan-2014 600.8 837.6 159.2
Feb-2014 601.5 839.3 157.8
Mar-2014 602.7 840.3 157.5
Apr-2014 602.3 841.7 158.5
May-2014 602.4 842.7 159.5
Jun-2014 605.5 836.7 159.8
Jul-2014 603.7 840.8 160.4
Aug-2014 603.6 844.6 161.1
Sep-2014 605 845.6 162
Oct-2014 605 849.9 163.1
Nov-2014 605.1 851.1 163.5
Dec-2014 605.7 855.9 162.7
Jan-2015 605.3 862.7 162.2
Feb-2015 605 861.5 162.8
Mar-2015 604.4 863.4 162.6
Apr-2015 605.8 867 163
May-2015 605.3 871.1 162.5
Jun-2015 606.1 873.4 161.8
Jul-2015 606.8 875.9 162.6
Aug-2015 607.4 877.7 162.5
Sep-2015 608.5 881.2 162.4
Oct-2015 608.5 881.2 161.7
Nov-2015 610 883 161.9
Dec-2015 609.1 880.2 162.9
Jan-2016 610.8 885.1 162.9
Feb-2016 613.1 888.7 163.6
Mar-2016 614.6 890.1 163.7
Apr-2016 614.6 891.3 162.9
May-2016 615.4 891.4 164.4
Jun-2016 615.7 894.4 165
Jul-2016 614.6 899.6 165.4
Aug-2016 617.2 901.2 164.1
Sep-2016 618.1 898.9 165.9
Oct-2016 619.2 901.7 166.8
Nov-2016 619.6 904.6 166.7
Dec-2016 621.6 909 166.3
Jan-2017 624 910.7 166.2
Feb-2017 625.7 913.2 166.3
Mar-2017 626.8 915.2 166.1
Apr-2017 629.1 917.2 167.3
May-2017 631.2 920.5 166.3
Jun-2017 630.9 921.5 168.6
Jul-2017 633.1 922.9 168.1
Aug-2017 632.9 925.9 168
Sep-2017 633.8 927.1 165.3
Oct-2017 634.1 927.9 164.7
Nov-2017 638.6 930.3 165.3
Dec-2017 640.8 931.3 164.8
Jan-2018 641.4 934.4 165.4
Feb-2018 642.4 935.5 164.5
Mar-2018 639.4 937.6 165.5
Apr-2018 640.4 938 165.5
May-2018 641.3 940.3 165.3
Jun-2018 641.7 943.6 163.1
Jul-2018 640.2 945.9 163.2
Aug-2018 643.5 946.7 163.6
Sep-2018 643.4 948.5 164
Oct-2018 643 951.8 164.3
Nov-2018 641.6 951.2 163.8
Dec-2018 644 951.1 164.5
Jan-2019 641.7 955.5 165.4
Feb-2019 642.6 957.1 165.6
Mar-2019 645.4 959.5 165.5
Apr-2019 645.4 965.2 163.7
May-2019 645.7 965.3 163.6
Jun-2019 648 966.2 162.8
Jul-2019 648.6 968.3 163.6
Aug-2019 648.1 970.1 164.4
Sep-2019 647.8 969.5 165.1
Oct-2019 650 974.5 165.2
Nov-2019 649.9 974.8 165.5
Dec-2019 649 976.5 165.3
Jan-2020 650.5 975.9 167.1
Feb-2020 650 976.3 166.1
Mar-2020 649.4 975.4 165.1
Apr-2020 613 935.5 157.8
May-2020 606.9 927.2 157.8
Jun-2020 608.7 924.4 158.1
Jul-2020 612.3 918.3 158.7
Aug-2020 613.5 912.8 157.6
Sep-2020 617.5 911.7 157.9
Oct-2020 618.2 909.8 157.8
Nov-2020 617.4 911 157.2
Dec-2020 615.5 906.7 156.9
Jan-2021 612.1 903.5 156
Feb-2021 614.9 902 156.1
Mar-2021 614 901 155.4
Apr-2021 611.8 900.2 154.4
May-2021 609.1 896.9 154.7
Jun-2021 607.3 894.7 153.6
Jul-2021 602.3 892.5 152.1
Aug-2021 602 891.7 153.5
Sep-2021 599.4 871.9 154.4
Oct-2021 597 869.6 153.3
Nov-2021 597.4 869.4 154.6
Dec-2021 598.2 871.1 155
Jan-2022 595.4 871.4 155.6
Feb-2022 596.6 875.4 156

Notes: For definitions of detailed industries, see extended notes.

“Community care facilities for the elderly” includes both assisted living facilities and continuing care retirement communities (such as assisted living facilities that have skilled nursing available on site). “Residential mental health facilities” includes residential facilities for people with intellectual or development disabilities and for people with mental health or substance abuse illnesses. “Other residential care facilities” include group homes for the hearing or visually impaired, orphanages, and group homes for people transitioning out of incarceration. 

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) Current Employment Statistics, Establishment Survey (CES) public data series.

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