FACTS 1: Occupational projections for direct-care workers 2012–2022


Summarizes data from the national occupational projections issued by the Bureau of Labor Statistics at the U.S. Department of Labor. PHI's analysis of the data suggests that demand for direct-care workers over the next decade -- projected to reach 1.3 million new positions by 2022 -- will continue to outpace supply, as direct-care jobs' low wages present a significant barrier to recruitment and retention.

Publication Date: 
December 2014

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