The percentage of Male Secondary Teachers and Child Care Workers increased from 40.5% to 41.3% and for Male Child Care Workers from 5.4% to 5.7% moving towards pre-pandemic levels of greater than 6% that hasn’t been seen since the 1970s.

The numbers were 940,000 to 1,000,000 for Secondary Teachers and 974,000 to 1,007,000 for Child Care Workers. These are figures despite large numbers of teachers and caregivers leaving the workforce or retiring.

Bryan G. Nelson, Director of MenTeach observed: “If we hadn’t had the pandemic we were on par to surpass the percentage of men working with since before the 1970s. I feel hopeful for this change that will benefit children and families.”

To see the Bureau of Labor Statistics data.