Labor

The Job of the Future Is ... Home Health Care

We're a land of diabetics with failing kidneys.

Boom time in jobs mostly held by women -- with lower pay.

Photographer: Scott Eells/Bloomberg

In January 1985, the Bureau of Labor Statistics began keeping track of employment in a new industry category -- home health care services. There were 138,400 home health care workers in that first month, just 0.14 percent of total nonfarm employment.

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