Residential long-term care workers provide a range of nursing and long-term services and supports: Share of the residential long-term care workforce in selected occupations

Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides Personal and home care aides Registered nurses Licensed practical nurses Food service workers Cleaning and maintenance occupations Social workers and counselors All other long-term care workers
Nursing homes 33.9% 4.3% 12.2% 9.6% 6.8% 5.7% 1.2% 26.3%
Residential care facilities 11.4% 18.9% 3.3% 3.1% 11.4% 6.2% 7.6% 38.0%

Note: To ensure sufficient sample sizes and reflect the “normal” pre-pandemic state of this industry, this figure draws from pooled 2015–2019 microdata.

Source: Authors’ analysis of Current Population Survey 2015–2019 microdata.

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