The nation added more than 200,000 new jobs in February and while that sounds like a good month, the news isn’t all rosy. The fastest-growing job position in the nation is home health care workers, but the pay associated with these positions is lousy. The average pay for a home health care worker is less than $10 per hour, and for some employees — those who are paid a fixed weekly wage — the hourly wage turns out to be much less, even less than the federal minimum wage in some instances.


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