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U.S. Home Care Workers: Key Facts (2017)

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September 6, 2017
U.S. Home Care Workers: Key Facts (2017)

More than 2 million home care workers across the U.S. provide personal assistance and health care support to older adults and people with disabilities in home and community-based settings. With a median hourly wage of $10.49 and inconsistent work hours, home care workers typically earn $13,800 annually. One in four home care workers lives below the federal poverty line (FPL). This research brief provides a statistical overview of home care workers in the U.S.

Stephen Campbell
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Stephen Campbell

Data and Policy Analyst
Stephen Campbell is a Data and Policy Analyst at PHI. In this capacity, he studies and writes about a variety of issues facing the direct care workforce–with the goal of reforming state and national policies.
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