In almost every state, residential long-term care employment has not recovered to pre-pandemic levels: Residential long-term care 2021 employment levels and change from 1990–2021 and 2019–2021, by state

State 2021 employment level 1990–2019 change 2019–2021 change
Rhode Island 14,900 48.3% -16.3%
Mississippi 21,000 91.5% -15.7%
Alabama 38,200 106.4% -15.5%
Michigan 91,000 -15.1%
North Carolina 83,600 107.4% -14.3%
Delaware 10,300 126.4% -14.2%
Maryland 61,200 108.2% -13.8%
Ohio 144,700 49.6% -13.4%
Pennsylvania 176,500 66.2% -13.1%
Louisiana 37,600 37.3% -12.8%
Indiana 70,100 49.3% -12.6%
Connecticut 53,500 51.2% -12.0%
New York 216,300 61.2% -12.0%
Kentucky 37,900 -11.9%
Massachusetts 93,000 47.1% -11.7%
New Jersey 83,600 97.1% -11.6%
Illinois 123,900 57.1% -11.6%
Virginia 69,100 120.6% -11.5%
Missouri 67,300 48.2% -11.3%
Florida 171,300 100.8% -10.9%
South Carolina 38,100 134.6% -10.8%
North Dakota 14,300 73.9% -10.6%
Tennessee 56,800 115.3% -10.3%
Wisconsin 70,300 64.2% -10.2%
Washington D.C. 7,200 53.8% -10.0%
Georgia 55,000 75.8% -9.8%
Vermont 6,700 39.6% -9.5%
Washington 57,600 67.7% -9.1%
Wyoming 4,000 83.3% -9.1%
Maine 20,600 48.7% -8.8%
Oklahoma 31,500 29.2% -8.7%
Texas 174,700 92.1% -7.9%
Colorado 40,700 100.5% -7.7%
Arizona 54,200 222.5% -7.7%
Nebraska 27,000 71.0% -6.6%
California 287,300 98.1% -6.3%
Minnesota 102,600 79.8% -5.4%
Oregon 49,600 137.1% -5.3%
Hawaii 8,200 152.9% -4.7%
Idaho 14,900 129.9% -3.2%
Utah 28,700 242.4% -1.4%
Alaska 4,000 143.8% 2.6%
Arkansas
Iowa
Kansas
Montana
Nevada
New Hampshire
New Mexico
South Dakota
West Virginia

Note: Nursing and residential care facilities data not available for some states.

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

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