Caring in America: A Guide to America's Home Care Workforce

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Numbering on the order of 2.5 million workers, the home care and personal assistance workforce in the United States has reached historic proportions and is expected to increase at rates four to five times that of jobs overall in the economy.

Using the best data and research evidence available, this national report presents the most complete picture possible of America’s home care and personal assistance workforce.

Our hope is that this material will support a more informed public discussion of the key policy issues shaping the future of in-home services and supports upon which families, communities, and businesses increasingly depend.

Over 1 million workers, providing crucial services to American families, are consigned to near-poverty because of the structure of their employment.

Slideshow: Key Workforce Facts