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


 Total Workforce

 (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: $27.9 billion
  • Indirect: $66.2 billion 

Tax Revenue

  • State/Local: $3 billion 
  • Federal: $5 billion 
  • Total: $8.1 billion



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.
CY2015 Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages, Bureau of Labor Statistics; IMPLAN Group LLC, IMPLAN System (data and software); 2015 State GDPs by Bureau of Economic Analysis, US Dept. of Commerce