Workforce Facts

Direct‐Care Worker Employment in New York (2012, 1st quarter)
 

  New York CityRest of StateTotal
Personal & Home Care Aides 76,890 39,030 115,920
Home Health Aides 77,640 56,340 133,980
Nursing Aides, Orderlies & Assistants 40,290 61,360 101,650
Total Direct‐Care Workers 194,820 156,730 351,550
Source: Occupational Wages (including Employment), by Region, updated 2012 1st qtr; NYSDOL, OES

 

About New York Direct-Care Workers, 2008-2010

Average Age 45.9
Gender Female: 87.8%
Male: 12.2%
Race/Ethnicity White, non-hispanic: 27.2%
Black, non-hispanic: 42%
Other or mixed, non-hispanic: 7.5%
Hispanic: 23.3%
Education High school diploma or less: 61.1%
Some college or other degree: 38.9%
Employment Status Employed full-time year round: 66.9%
Median Annual Earnings Individual earnings, including part-time: $20,000
Individual earnings, full-time, year round: $25,000
Median Family Income $35,000
Family Poverty Status and Reliance on Public Benefits Workers under 200% of the federal poverty line: 43.1%
Workers in households relying on public benefits: 46.4%
Health Insurance Status Uninsured: 24.4%
Employer provided, private: 58.4%
Other private: 4.8%
Public insurance: 12.3%
Source: PHI analysis of U.S. Census Bureau, Current Population Survey, pooled data from 2009, 2010, and 2011 Annual Social & Economic (ASEC) Supplement, with statistical programming and data analysis provided by Carlos Figueiredo.