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Lathers - Employment & Outlook

The table below provides information about the number of workers in this occupation in various regions. It also provides information about the expected growth rate and future job openings.

Employment

Major employers:

  • Plastering contractors
  • Masonry contractors
  • Drywall and insulation contractors

Outlook

Demand for this occupation will be about average. More builders are using plaster and stucco on buildings. In addition, new materials allow plaster to be used for insulation. Growth may be limited by the fact that some workers spray on plaster rather than apply it by hand. These workers can plaster a building in less time.

Plasterers sometimes have periods of unemployment. This is due to the short-term nature of many jobs and the cyclical nature of the industry. During economic slowdowns, the number of jobs for plasterers declines.

Job openings will occur as plasterers retire or leave the occupation for other reasons. Demand will be highest in the Florida, California, and the Southwest, where stucco and plaster are widely used.

Plasterers (CIS 100158)

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Illinois
296
Very small
&
0.7%
5.8%
>>>>
27
Very few
  Champaign Area
7
Very small
&
0.0%
7.0%
>>>>
0
None
  Charleston-Effingham-Centralia Area
5
Very small
&
20.0%
5.0%
>>>>
0
None
  Cook County
106
Very small
&
-0.9%
5.6%
>>>>
10
Very few
  DeKalb-Elgin-Aurora Area
20
Very small
&
0.0%
9.7%
>>>>
2
Very few
  Du Page County
38
Very small
&
-2.6%
5.4%
>>>>
3
Very few
  Edwardsville Area
6
Very small
&
16.7%
5.1%
>>>>
0
None
  Lake County
15
Very small
&
6.7%
8.6%
>>>>
1
Very few
  McHenry County
10
Very small
&
10.0%
6.8%
>>>>
1
Very few
  Northwest Illinois Area
7
Very small
&
0.0%
3.6%
>>>>
0
None
  Peoria-Bloomington Area
13
Very small
&
-7.7%
7.3%
>>>>
1
Very few
  Rock Island-Moline Area
6
Very small
&
-16.7%
5.7%
>>>>
0
None
  Rockford Area
10
Very small
&
0.0%
7.6%
>>>>
1
Very few
  Springfield Area
6
Very small
&
0.0%
4.7%
>>>>
0
None
  St Louis-Belleville Area
8
Very small
&
0.0%
6.4%
>>>>
0
None
  Will County
19
Very small
&
0.0%
9.1%
>>>>
2
Very few
United States
27,700
Small
&
4.0%
3.7%
>>>>
2,300
Few
Source: Illinois Career Information System (CIS) brought to you by Illinois Department of Employment Security.