Personal assistant job growth in March was highest in nearly a decade, according to a new study from consulting firm Avalere Health.
The data from Avalere shows that the share of full-time employees working at personal assistants rose to 14.4 percent in March from 14.3 percent in 2016.
The data also showed that full-timers were more likely to work in an hourly rate of $12.40 an hour or higher, while part-timbers were more apt to work hourly rates of $7.50 or less.
Personal assistants are the workers who handle the daily needs of people who work for them.
According to Avalere, nearly two-thirds of full time workers in March were working at least part time, with many working less than 20 hours a week.
The share of people working full time declined by about 3 percentage points between 2015 and 2016, to 19.4.
The percentage of people employed at part-time was also down, to 10.3.
In March, the number of people taking personal assistant work fell by about 8,000 people from the previous month, the company said.
That was due in part to a decline in part-timer work, with the number at 5.5 percent of full and part-titers, down from 6.9 percent in February.
The number of employees working full- or part- time at the personal assistant firm declined by 3,800 in the first nine months of the year.
Personal assistant jobs have risen by nearly 3 million people in the past three years, according the firm, and more than 40 percent of those jobs are at the entry-level.
the jobs growth is higher than the growth in the number working full or part time at personal assistant firms.
The firm’s figures are based on an analysis of employment data from more than 1,500 of the nation’s private and public employers.