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Textile Product Mills: NAICS 314

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About the Textile Product Mills subsector

The textile product mills subsector is part of the manufacturing sector.

Industries in the Textile Product Mills subsector group establishments that make textile products (except apparel). With a few exceptions, processes used in these industries are generally cut and sew (i.e., purchasing fabric and cutting and sewing to make nonapparel textile products, such as sheets and towels).

North American Industry Classification System

The textile product mills subsector consists of these industry groups:

Workforce Statistics

This section provides information relating to employment in textile product mills. These data are obtained from employer or establishment surveys. The following tables present an overview of the industry including the number of jobs, data for occupations common to the industry, and projections of occupational employment change.

Employment

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Employment (in thousands)

Employment, all employees (seasonally adjusted)

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114.9 115.3 (P) 114.7 (P) 115.5

Employment, production and nonsupervisory employees (seasonally adjusted)

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86.5 87.1 (P) 87.1 (P) 87.9

Footnotes
(P) Preliminary

(Source: Current Employment Statistics)

Employment by Occupation

Data series Employment,
2014

First-line supervisors/managers of production and operating workers

4,530

Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers

3,200

Sewing machine operators

29,050

Textile cutting machine setters, operators, and tenders

3,740

Textile knitting and weaving machine setters, operators, and tenders

4,460

Textile winding, twisting, and drawing out machine setters, operators, and tenders

5,190

(Source: Occupational Employment Statistics)

Projections

For projected (future) employment estimates, see the National Employment Matrix, which includes employment estimates by industry and occupation for textile product mills.

(Source: Office of Occupational Statistics and Employment Projections)

Earnings and Hours

This section presents data on employee earnings and weekly hours. The latest industry averages of hourly earnings and weekly hours are shown. In addition, recent hourly and annual earnings are shown for occupations commonly found in textile product mills.

Earnings and Hours of All Employees

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Average hourly earnings

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$15.71 $15.71 (P) $15.85 (P) $16.02

Average weekly hours

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37.6 37.7 (P) 37.2 (P) 37.0

Footnotes
(P) Preliminary

(Source: Current Employment Statistics)

Earnings and Hours of Production and Nonsupervisory Employees

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Average hourly earnings

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$13.14 $13.09 (P) $13.22 (P) $13.24

Average weekly hours

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36.9 37.1 (P) 36.4 (P) 36.0

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(P) Preliminary

(Source: Current Employment Statistics)

Earnings by Occupation

Data series Wages, 2014
Hourly Annual
Median Mean Median Mean

First-line supervisors/managers of production and operating workers

22.22 23.58 46,220 49,040

Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers

13.79 14.42 28,680 29,990

Sewing machine operators

11.39 12.03 23,690 25,020

Textile cutting machine setters, operators, and tenders

12.98 13.29 27,000 27,640

Textile knitting and weaving machine setters, operators, and tenders

13.77 14.01 28,640 29,140

Textile winding, twisting, and drawing out machine setters, operators, and tenders

13.72 13.78 28,530 28,660

(Source: Occupational Employment Statistics)

Work-related Fatalities, Injuries, and Illnesses

This section presents data for the industry on the number of workplace fatalities and the rates of workplace injuries and illnesses per 100 full-time workers in textile product mills. An injury or illness is considered to be work-related if an event or exposure in the work environment either caused or contributed to the resulting condition or significantly aggravated a pre-existing condition.

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Fatalities

Number of fatalities

Rate of injury and illness cases per 100 full-time workers

Total recordable cases

(1) 3.1 3.4 3.1 3.8

Cases involving days away from work, job restriction, or transfer

(1) 1.9 1.9 1.7 2.3

Cases involving days away from work

(1) 0.9 0.9 0.8 0.9

Cases involving days of job transfer or restriction

(1) 1.0 1.0 0.9 1.4

Footnotes
(1) Industry scope changed in 2009

Blank cells indicate no data reported or data that do not meet publication criteria.

(Source: Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities)

Prices

This section provides industry-specific pricing information. The producer price index measures the percentage change in prices that domestic producers receive for goods and services. The prices included in the producer price index are from the first commercial transaction. The import price index reflects the percentage change in prices paid to foreign producers for their goods and services within the U.S.

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Producer price index

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(P) 132.3 (P) 132.3 (P) 132.4 (P) 133.2

Percent change from previous month

(P) -0.1% (P) 0.0% (P) 0.1% (P) 0.6%

Import index

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112.6 112.5 112.4 111.9

Percent change from previous month

-0.3% -0.1% -0.1% -0.4%

Footnotes
(P) Preliminary

(Source: Producer Price Indexes, International Price Program)

Workplace Trends

This section presents data on the number of establishments in textile product mills. Also included in this section is information on productivity, presented as the rate of change in output per hour of workers in the industry.

Establishments

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Number of establishments

Private industry

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(P) 6,902 (P) 6,878 (P) 6,891 (P) 6,872

Local government

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State government

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Footnotes
(P) Preliminary

(Source: Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages)

Productivity

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Labor productivity index, output per hour

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101.152 95.892 102.084 106.254

Percent change from previous year

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7.4 -5.2 6.5 4.1

Labor index, total labor hours

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73.112 73.619 71.106 69.408

Percent change from previous year

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-4.4 0.7 -3.4 -2.4

Output index

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73.954 70.594 72.588 73.749

Percent change from previous year

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2.7 -4.5 2.8 1.6

Unit labor costs index

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109.228 117.623 117.913 119.145

Percent change from previous year

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-2.6 7.7 0.2 1.0

(Source: Productivity and Costs)

Other BLS Resources

Career Guide to Industries

See textile, textile product, and apparel manufacturing in the Career Guide to Industries.

Data extracted on: August 21, 2015

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