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
7,842
Large
&
0.8%
5.8%
>>>>
1,192
High
  Champaign Area
458
Very large
&
0.7%
7.0%
>>>>
69
Very High
  Charleston-Effingham-Centralia Area
619
Very large
&
1.0%
5.0%
>>>>
95
Very High
  Cook County
765
Small
&
-4.7%
5.6%
>>>>
108
Moderate
  Decatur Area
170
Very large
&
-1.8%
7.0%
>>>>
25
Very High
  DeKalb-Elgin-Aurora Area
379
Large
&
-0.3%
9.7%
>>>>
57
High
  Du Page County
236
Small
&
-0.8%
5.4%
>>>>
36
Moderate
  Edwardsville Area
183
Large
&
1.1%
5.1%
>>>>
28
High
  Jacksonville-Carlinville-Litchfield Area
132
Large
&
4.5%
7.0%
>>>>
21
Very High
  Kankakee-Morris-Pontiac Area
104
Large
&
-10.6%
5.2%
>>>>
14
High
  Lake County
198
Medium
&
-5.1%
8.6%
>>>>
28
Moderate
  McHenry County
187
Large
&
5.3%
6.8%
>>>>
30
High
  Mt Vernon-Marion-Carbondale Area
211
Large
&
0.0%
6.8%
>>>>
32
Very High
  Northwest Illinois Area
687
Very large
&
1.3%
3.6%
>>>>
105
Very High
  Peoria-Bloomington Area
755
Very large
&
4.4%
7.3%
>>>>
119
Very High
  Quincy-Macomb-Galesburg Area
640
Very large
&
0.0%
4.3%
>>>>
96
Very High
  Rock Island-Moline Area
193
Large
&
0.5%
5.7%
>>>>
29
High
  Rockford Area
354
Large
&
2.0%
7.6%
>>>>
55
Very High
  Shawnee National Forest Area
373
Very large
&
0.8%
2.4%
>>>>
57
Very High
  Springfield Area
459
Very large
&
0.7%
4.7%
>>>>
69
Very High
  St Louis-Belleville Area
359
Large
&
0.8%
6.4%
>>>>
54
Very High
  Vermilion County
116
Very large
&
0.9%
4.9%
>>>>
17
Very High
  Will County
187
Medium
&
-12.8%
9.1%
>>>>
24
Moderate
United States
566,500
Very large
&
3.8%
3.7%
>>>>
85,800
Very High
Source: Illinois Career Information System (CIS) brought to you by Illinois Department of Employment Security.