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Workforce

​As of January 2018, there were nearly 425,000 total employees in the assisted living profession.  ​

 

 Total Workforce

 
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(as of January 2018)
 

 Nursing Staff

 
Among the more than 1.5 million full-time nursing and 35,200 social work employees in long term care, about one-fifth (21.5%), or 332,400 are employed full-time at an assisted living community.
 
The breakdown of these nursing and social work full-time employees is below. Some assisted living communities may also contract with other organizations to coordinate nursing and social work services in the community.
 
 

 

 Economic Impact

 

​Economic Activity

  • Direct: $30.2 billion
  • Total: $72 billion 

Tax Revenue

  • State/Local: $3.3 billion 
  • Federal: $5.5 billion 
  • Total: $8.9 billion
 

 Sources

 

Bureau of Labor Statistics, Current Employment Statistics (NAICS code 623312) 

​Harris-Kojetin L, Sengupta M, Park-Lee E, et al. Long-term care providers and services users in the United States: Data from the National Study of Long-Term Care Providers, 2013–2014. National Center for Health Statistics. Vital Health Stat 3(38). 2016.
 
FY 2017 Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages, Bureau of Labor Statistics; IMPLAN Group LLC, IMPLAN System (data and software); 2016 State GDPs by Bureau of Economic Analysis, US Dept. of Commerce
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