Die Makers


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Die Makers

Die Makers - 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

Jobs for tool and die makers are most plentiful in the Midwest and Northeast, where many of the metalworking industries are located.

Major employers:

  • Metalworking machinery manufacturers
  • Motor vehicle parts manufacturers
  • Metal forging and stamping manufacturers
  • Plastic product manufacturing

Outlook

Demand for this occupation is declining. This is due to foreign competition and computer automation. However, tool and die makers will continue to be needed. Manufacturers periodically retool their current machines to meet design changes for cars, planes, and other products. These workers will be needed to do the retooling.

Despite the declining number of jobs, many openings will be created each year. Current tool and die makers will retire or leave the field. In addition, employers report difficulties in finding skilled workers. Thus, job seekers with the appropriate skills and background should have excellent opportunities for finding work.

Tool and Die Makers (CIS 100213)

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Illinois
5,224
Medium
&
-5.3%
5.8%
>>>>
447
Moderate
  Champaign Area
67
Medium
&
0.0%
7.0%
>>>>
7
Moderate
  Charleston-Effingham-Centralia Area
155
Large
&
-1.3%
5.0%
>>>>
14
High
  Cook County
1,619
Medium
&
-2.6%
5.6%
>>>>
146
Moderate
  Decatur Area
67
Medium
&
-3.0%
7.0%
>>>>
7
Moderate
  DeKalb-Elgin-Aurora Area
345
Large
&
1.2%
9.7%
>>>>
33
High
  Du Page County
573
Medium
&
-4.4%
5.4%
>>>>
50
Moderate
  Edwardsville Area
149
Large
&
-41.6%
5.1%
>>>>
5
Few
  Jacksonville-Carlinville-Litchfield Area
31
Medium
&
3.2%
7.0%
>>>>
3
Few
  Kankakee-Morris-Pontiac Area
71
Medium
&
-1.4%
5.2%
>>>>
7
Moderate
  Lake County
325
Large
&
0.0%
8.6%
>>>>
31
Moderate
  McHenry County
135
Large
&
-1.5%
6.8%
>>>>
12
Moderate
  Mt Vernon-Marion-Carbondale Area
75
Medium
&
8.0%
6.8%
>>>>
8
Moderate
  Northwest Illinois Area
184
Large
&
-3.8%
3.6%
>>>>
16
High
  Peoria-Bloomington Area
379
Large
&
-2.4%
7.3%
>>>>
34
High
  Quincy-Macomb-Galesburg Area
102
Large
&
-2.9%
4.3%
>>>>
10
Moderate
  Rock Island-Moline Area
129
Large
&
-5.4%
5.7%
>>>>
11
Moderate
  Rockford Area
417
Large
&
-4.3%
7.6%
>>>>
36
High
  Shawnee National Forest Area
25
Small
&
-8.0%
2.4%
>>>>
2
Very few
  Springfield Area
63
Small
&
-1.6%
4.7%
>>>>
5
Few
  St Louis-Belleville Area
87
Medium
&
-16.1%
6.4%
>>>>
6
Few
  Vermilion County
36
Medium
&
0.0%
4.9%
>>>>
3
Few
  Will County
174
Medium
&
-2.3%
9.1%
>>>>
16
Moderate
United States
72,500
Medium
&
-5.4%
3.7%
>>>>
6,000
Moderate
Source: Illinois Career Information System (CIS) brought to you by Illinois Department of Employment Security.