You're working even harder in the recession, but you have kids to raise too.
While computers, smart phones and other gadgets have made us more productive, there just aren't enough hours in the day to do it all. Hence the 1.3 million Americans who identify themselves as childcare providers, both in facilities and in private homes, according to the latest figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Not that all of those nannies can find steady work these days. Last year, unemployment for in-home childcare providers jumped to 13% from 8% in 2007, estimates the International Nanny Association. "There are many more out-of-work nannies now than six months ago because so many parents have been laid off," says Susan Tokayer, president of the INA. And fewer nannies who do have gigs are lucky enough to receive health benefits through their employers.
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