Horticultural Workers


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Horticultural Workers

Horticultural Workers - 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:

  • Nurseries

Outlook

Demand for this occupation is expected to about as fast as average. As nurseries and greenhouses consolidate there are fewer jobs. However, interest in gardening and new construction will lead to growth in this occupation.

Job openings will occur as people leave the occupation. This occupation has a high rate of turnover because many jobs are part time and pay low wages.

 

Nursery Workers (CIS 100390)

Location Employment & Growth >>>> Annual openings



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Illinois
7,816
Large
&
1.8%
2.4%
>>>>
1,301
High
  Champaign Area
461
Large
&
2.0%
-0.9%
>>>>
77
Moderate
  Charleston-Effingham-Centralia Area
623
Very large
&
2.2%
1.2%
>>>>
104
High
  Cook County
751
Small
&
-5.1%
0.6%
>>>>
115
Few
  Decatur Area
49
Small
&
2.0%
5.5%
>>>>
8
Very few
  DeKalb-Elgin-Aurora Area
458
Large
&
1.5%
2.5%
>>>>
76
Moderate
  Du Page County
218
Small
&
-2.8%
3.3%
>>>>
34
Very few
  Edwardsville Area
183
Medium
&
0.5%
5.5%
>>>>
30
Few
  Jacksonville-Carlinville-Litchfield Area
389
Very large
&
2.8%
-2.1%
>>>>
66
High
  Kankakee-Morris-Pontiac Area
120
Medium
&
2.5%
5.8%
>>>>
20
Few
  Lake County
187
Small
&
-3.2%
1.9%
>>>>
29
Very few
  McHenry County
219
Medium
&
2.7%
2.9%
>>>>
37
Few
  Mt Vernon-Marion-Carbondale Area
215
Medium
&
1.9%
1.0%
>>>>
36
Few
  Northwest Illinois Area
687
Very large
&
2.5%
2.6%
>>>>
116
High
  Peoria-Bloomington Area
764
Large
&
2.1%
-1.9%
>>>>
128
Moderate
  Quincy-Macomb-Galesburg Area
637
Very large
&
2.5%
-1.1%
>>>>
108
High
  Rock Island-Moline Area
192
Medium
&
2.6%
-1.8%
>>>>
32
Few
  Rockford Area
358
Large
&
1.7%
0.9%
>>>>
60
Moderate
  Shawnee National Forest Area
379
Very large
&
2.1%
-2.3%
>>>>
63
High
  Springfield Area
323
Large
&
1.5%
0.0%
>>>>
53
Moderate
  St Louis-Belleville Area
356
Large
&
1.4%
-1.7%
>>>>
58
Moderate
  Vermilion County
116
Medium
&
2.6%
-3.0%
>>>>
19
Few
  Will County
175
Small
&
-0.6%
4.1%
>>>>
29
Few
United States
526,300
Very large
&
5.3%
7.7%
>>>>
87,400
Very High
Source: Illinois Career Information System (CIS) brought to you by Illinois Department of Employment Security.