Dinkey Operators


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Dinkey Operators

Dinkey 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

Major employers:

  • Railroads

Outlook

Demand for most railroad occupations is growing slower than average. Most growth is expected as the economy recovers from the COVID-19 recession. However, fewer people travel by train and more freight shipping is being done by long-haul trucks. As trains become more productive by pulling more cars or double loads of freight, fewer railroad workers are required.

Job openings will occur to replace workers who retire or transfer to other occupations.

Railroad brake, signal, and switch operators (CIS 100474)

Location Employment & Growth >>>> Annual openings



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Illinois
1,101
Small
&
0.9%
2.4%
>>>>
106
Moderate
  Champaign Area
25
Very small
&
0.0%
-0.9%
>>>>
2
Moderate
  Charleston-Effingham-Centralia Area
22
Very small
&
9.1%
1.2%
>>>>
2
High
  Cook County
473
Small
&
1.5%
0.6%
>>>>
46
Moderate
  Decatur Area
9
Very small
&
0.0%
5.5%
>>>>
1
Few
  DeKalb-Elgin-Aurora Area
63
Very small
&
3.2%
2.5%
>>>>
6
Moderate
  Du Page County
90
Very small
&
0.0%
3.3%
>>>>
9
Few
  Edwardsville Area
25
Very small
&
0.0%
5.5%
>>>>
2
Few
  Jacksonville-Carlinville-Litchfield Area
11
Very small
&
18.2%
-2.1%
>>>>
1
Very High
  Kankakee-Morris-Pontiac Area
16
Very small
&
6.3%
5.8%
>>>>
1
Moderate
  Lake County
63
Very small
&
3.2%
1.9%
>>>>
6
Moderate
  McHenry County
26
Very small
&
0.0%
2.9%
>>>>
2
Few
  Mt Vernon-Marion-Carbondale Area
16
Very small
&
0.0%
1.0%
>>>>
1
Few
  Northwest Illinois Area
30
Very small
&
0.0%
2.6%
>>>>
3
Few
  Peoria-Bloomington Area
48
Very small
&
-16.7%
-1.9%
>>>>
3
None
  Quincy-Macomb-Galesburg Area
19
Very small
&
0.0%
-1.1%
>>>>
1
Moderate
  Rock Island-Moline Area
21
Very small
&
-4.8%
-1.8%
>>>>
2
Few
  Rockford Area
29
Very small
&
0.0%
0.9%
>>>>
3
Few
  Shawnee National Forest Area
10
Very small
&
0.0%
-2.3%
>>>>
1
Moderate
  Springfield Area
24
Very small
&
8.3%
0.0%
>>>>
2
High
  St Louis-Belleville Area
30
Very small
&
-6.7%
-1.7%
>>>>
3
Very few
  Vermilion County
5
Very small
&
0.0%
-3.0%
>>>>
0
Moderate
  Will County
54
Very small
&
3.7%
4.1%
>>>>
5
Moderate
United States
11,000
Very small
&
2.7%
7.7%
>>>>
1,000
Few
Source: Illinois Career Information System (CIS) brought to you by Illinois Department of Employment Security.