Nursing FTEs in the United States by provider type and staff type 2016

Distribution of U.S. nursing employees in 2016, by provider and staff*

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February 2019


United States

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* Employees as full-time equivalents (FTEs).
Contract staff are not included. For adult day services centers and residential care communities, aides refer to certified nursing assistants, home health aides, home care aides, personal care aides, personal care assistants, and medication technicians or medication aides. For home health agencies and hospices, aides refer to home health aides. For nursing homes, aides refer to certified nurse aides, medication aides, and medication technicians.
Percentages may not add to 100 because of rounding.
This statistic is based on about 57,000 paid, regulated long-term care services providers serving about 9 million people in the United States.
Long-term care services were provided by 4,600 adult day services centers, 12,200 home health agencies, 4,300 hospices, 15,600 nursing homes, and 28,900 assisted living and similar residential care communities.

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