Fence Builders


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Fence Builders

Fence Builders - 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 25% of fence builders are self-employed.

Major employers:

  • Fence building contractors
  • Lumber companies

Outlook

Demand for this occupation is steady due to the growth of the construction industry. More people build and repair fences when the economy is good. Technological changes are helping fence builders become more productive. For example, posthole diggers are more powerful so holes can be dug more quickly. In addition, some people are having vinyl fences installed because they last longer than wood.

Many openings occur as people look for less physically demanding work.

Fence Builders (CIS 100314)

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Illinois
State-level data is not available for this CIS occupation.
  Charleston-Effingham-Centralia Area
9
Very small
&
22.2%
5.0%
>>>>
1
Very few
  Decatur Area
7
Very small
&
14.3%
7.0%
>>>>
1
Very few
  DeKalb-Elgin-Aurora Area
39
Very small
&
7.7%
9.7%
>>>>
4
Very few
  Du Page County
82
Very small
&
6.1%
5.4%
>>>>
9
Very few
  Edwardsville Area
12
Very small
&
16.7%
5.1%
>>>>
1
Very few
  Kankakee-Morris-Pontiac Area
8
Very small
&
0.0%
5.2%
>>>>
1
Very few
  McHenry County
20
Very small
&
20.0%
6.8%
>>>>
3
Very few
  Mt Vernon-Marion-Carbondale Area
7
Very small
&
0.0%
6.8%
>>>>
0
None
  Northwest Illinois Area
13
Very small
&
7.7%
3.6%
>>>>
1
Very few
  Peoria-Bloomington Area
27
Very small
&
3.7%
7.3%
>>>>
3
Very few
  Quincy-Macomb-Galesburg Area
6
Very small
&
0.0%
4.3%
>>>>
0
None
  Rock Island-Moline Area
10
Very small
&
0.0%
5.7%
>>>>
1
Very few
  Rockford Area
17
Very small
&
29.4%
7.6%
>>>>
3
Very few
  Springfield Area
10
Very small
&
10.0%
4.7%
>>>>
1
Very few
  St Louis-Belleville Area
16
Very small
&
12.5%
6.4%
>>>>
2
Very few
  Will County
41
Small
&
12.2%
9.1%
>>>>
5
Few
United States
34,200
Small
&
2.3%
3.7%
>>>>
3,400
Few
Source: Illinois Career Information System (CIS) brought to you by Illinois Department of Employment Security.