Textile Machine Operators


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Textile Machine Operators

Textile Machine Operators - 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

North Carolina, Georgia, and South Carolina are the leading states in jobs for textile workers. Most other textile workers are employed in southern states, California, and the Northeast.

Major employers:

  • Fabric mills
  • Fiber, yarn, and thread mills
  • Textile and fabric finishing mills
  • Textile furnishings mills
  • Apparel manufacturers

Outlook

The decline in jobs in this occupation is due to two major factors. One, workers are more productive because of automation. Therefore, fewer workers are needed. Two, more textile mills are moving to other countries because of trade agreements. This will reduce the demand for textile machine operators in the US.

Despite the decline in jobs, openings will occur each year as workers change jobs or leave the labor force.

Textile Machine Operators (CIS 100468)

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Illinois
1,381
Small
&
4.1%
5.8%
>>>>
178
Few
  Champaign Area
23
Small
&
26.1%
7.0%
>>>>
4
Few
  Charleston-Effingham-Centralia Area
53
Medium
&
7.5%
5.0%
>>>>
7
Moderate
  Cook County
393
Small
&
6.4%
5.6%
>>>>
52
Few
  Decatur Area
5
Very small
&
20.0%
7.0%
>>>>
0
None
  DeKalb-Elgin-Aurora Area
133
Medium
&
21.1%
9.7%
>>>>
21
Moderate
  Du Page County
129
Small
&
4.7%
5.4%
>>>>
17
Few
  Edwardsville Area
7
Very small
&
14.3%
5.1%
>>>>
0
None
  Jacksonville-Carlinville-Litchfield Area
21
Small
&
19.0%
7.0%
>>>>
2
Very few
  Kankakee-Morris-Pontiac Area
17
Very small
&
0.0%
5.2%
>>>>
2
Very few
  Lake County
185
Medium
&
7.6%
8.6%
>>>>
25
Moderate
  McHenry County
78
Medium
&
9.0%
6.8%
>>>>
11
Moderate
  Mt Vernon-Marion-Carbondale Area
61
Medium
&
21.3%
6.8%
>>>>
8
Moderate
  Northwest Illinois Area
48
Small
&
8.3%
3.6%
>>>>
5
Few
  Peoria-Bloomington Area
33
Very small
&
6.1%
7.3%
>>>>
4
Very few
  Quincy-Macomb-Galesburg Area
6
Very small
&
16.7%
4.3%
>>>>
0
None
  Rock Island-Moline Area
6
Very small
&
16.7%
5.7%
>>>>
0
None
  Rockford Area
38
Small
&
10.5%
7.6%
>>>>
3
Very few
  St Louis-Belleville Area
5
Very small
&
0.0%
6.4%
>>>>
0
None
  Vermilion County
13
Small
&
0.0%
4.9%
>>>>
2
Very few
  Will County
64
Small
&
21.9%
9.1%
>>>>
10
Few
United States
96,900
Medium
&
-10.1%
3.7%
>>>>
8,400
Moderate
Source: Illinois Career Information System (CIS) brought to you by Illinois Department of Employment Security.