Drywall Installers


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Occupation is in demand for the following regions: Northeast
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Drywall Installers

Drywall Installers - 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

About 18% of drywall installers are self-employed.

Almost all drywall installers work for drywall contractors. Most installers work in cities. In other areas, where there may not be enough work to keep drywall installers busy, this work is done by carpenters and painters.

Major employers:

  • Drywall installation contractors

Outlook

Demand is expected to grow slower than average for drywall installers.

This occupation is sensitive to the economy and layoffs will happen when construction of homes drops. Job openings will also occur as people leave the occupation. Job prospects are best for people with experience and a good work history.

Drywall Installers (CIS 100303)

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Illinois
2,085
Small
&
-2.1%
5.8%
>>>>
174
Few
  Champaign Area
40
Small
&
5.0%
7.0%
>>>>
3
Very few
  Charleston-Effingham-Centralia Area
36
Small
&
-2.8%
5.0%
>>>>
3
Very few
  Cook County
727
Small
&
-2.5%
5.6%
>>>>
60
Few
  Decatur Area
31
Small
&
-6.5%
7.0%
>>>>
3
Few
  DeKalb-Elgin-Aurora Area
140
Medium
&
-1.4%
9.7%
>>>>
12
Few
  Du Page County
276
Medium
&
-6.2%
5.4%
>>>>
21
Few
  Edwardsville Area
46
Small
&
2.2%
5.1%
>>>>
4
Few
  Jacksonville-Carlinville-Litchfield Area
18
Small
&
0.0%
7.0%
>>>>
2
Very few
  Kankakee-Morris-Pontiac Area
26
Small
&
-11.5%
5.2%
>>>>
2
Very few
  Lake County
119
Small
&
1.7%
8.6%
>>>>
11
Few
  McHenry County
72
Medium
&
6.9%
6.8%
>>>>
6
Few
  Mt Vernon-Marion-Carbondale Area
27
Small
&
-7.4%
6.8%
>>>>
2
Very few
  Northwest Illinois Area
45
Small
&
-6.7%
3.6%
>>>>
3
Very few
  Peoria-Bloomington Area
98
Small
&
-6.1%
7.3%
>>>>
7
Few
  Quincy-Macomb-Galesburg Area
25
Small
&
-8.0%
4.3%
>>>>
2
Very few
  Rock Island-Moline Area
35
Small
&
-14.3%
5.7%
>>>>
3
Very few
  Rockford Area
68
Small
&
2.9%
7.6%
>>>>
6
Few
  Shawnee National Forest Area
13
Very small
&
-15.4%
2.4%
>>>>
1
Very few
  Springfield Area
37
Small
&
-2.7%
4.7%
>>>>
3
Very few
  St Louis-Belleville Area
61
Small
&
4.9%
6.4%
>>>>
6
Few
  Vermilion County
6
Very small
&
-16.7%
4.9%
>>>>
0
None
  Will County
145
Medium
&
0.0%
9.1%
>>>>
12
Moderate
United States
125,100
Medium
&
0.4%
3.7%
>>>>
10,100
Moderate
Source: Illinois Career Information System (CIS) brought to you by Illinois Department of Employment Security.