More than 6% of all Black women workers work in residential long-term care: Share of workers in each gender and race/ethnicity group that work in residential long-term care, total and broken down by selected occupations

Group Direct care workers Registered nurses Licensed practical nurses Food service workers Cleaning and maintenance workers All other long-term care occupations Total
Black women 3.2% 0.5% 0.6% 0.3% 0.3% 1.3% 0
Multiracial or Native American women 1.5% 0.3% 0.2% 0.2% 0.2% 1.0% 0
White women 0.8% 0.3% 0.2% 0.2% 0.1% 1.0% 0
Latinx women 1.0% 0.1% 0.1% 0.2% 0.2% 0.5% 0
AAPI women 0.8% 0.3% 0.1% 0.1% 0.1% 0.6% 0
Black men 0.4% 0.1% 0.1% 0.2% 0.2% 0.5% 0
AAPI men 0.2% 0.1% 0.0% 0.1% 0.1% 0.3% 0
White men 0.1% 0.0% 0.0% 0.1% 0.1% 0.3% 0
Latinx men 0.1% 0.0% 0.0% 0.1% 0.0% 0.2% 0
Multiracial or Native American men 0.1% 0.0% 0.0% 0.1% 0.0% 0.2% 0

Notes: To ensure sufficient sample sizes and reflect the “normal” pre-pandemic state of this industry, this figure draws from pooled 2015–2019 microdata. AAPI stands for Asian American and Pacific Islander. Direct care workers are those in the occupational categories “nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides” and “personal and home care aides.”

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

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