New York, NY – In New York City, the fastest job growth is within the home care sector. Two out of every five new private-sector jobs in 2017 are in home care.
The New York City Independent Budget Office has recently released a report clearly indicating the importance of the home care industry to job growth in the Big Apple. Findings from the IBO report indicate home care services employment growth is tied to the aging population in the city. The IBO report is based on data from monthly surveys of local employers that span from 2010 through 2017. In 2018 there were 27,100 home health care jobs added in New York City to 100,000 overall jobs added.
On a national level, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, home health aides and personal care aides rank third and fourth as the fastest growing occupations. To meet consumer demand in the country, an estimated 778,000 personal care aides and 431,000 home health aides will need to enter the workforce throughout the next decade.