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Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing: NAICS 335

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About the Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing subsector

The electrical equipment, appliance, and component manufacturing subsector is part of the manufacturing sector.

Industries in the Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing subsector manufacture products that generate, distribute and use electrical power. Electric Lighting Equipment Manufacturing establishments produce electric lamp bulbs, lighting fixtures, and parts. Household Appliance Manufacturing establishments make both small and major electrical appliances and parts. Electrical Equipment Manufacturing establishments make goods, such as electric motors, generators, transformers, and switchgear apparatus. Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing establishments make devices for storing electrical power (e.g., batteries), for transmitting electricity (e.g., insulated wire), and wiring devices (e.g., electrical outlets, fuse boxes, and light switches).

North American Industry Classification System

The electrical equipment, appliance, and component manufacturing subsector consists of these industry groups:

Workforce Statistics

This section provides information relating to employment and unemployment in electrical equipment, appliance, and component manufacturing. While most data are obtained from employer or establishment surveys, information on industry unemployment comes from a national survey of households. The following tables present an overview of the industry including the number of jobs, the unemployment rate of those previously employed in the industry, data for occupations common to the industry, and projections of occupational employment change.

Employment and Unemployment

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2015
Jan.
2016
Feb.
2016
Mar.
2016

Employment (in thousands)

Employment, all employees (seasonally adjusted)

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384.3 385.8 (P) 385.5 (P) 386.2

Employment, production and nonsupervisory employees (seasonally adjusted)

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262.4 262.9 (P) 262.3 (P) 261.5

Unemployment

Unemployment rate

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4.7% 3.6% 5.5% 1.6%

Footnotes
(P) Preliminary

(Source: Current Employment Statistics, Current Population Survey

Employment by Occupation

Data series Employment,
2015

Coil winders, tapers, and finishers

6,880

Cutting, punching, and press machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic

5,620

Electrical and electronic equipment assemblers

42,390

First-line supervisors/managers of production and operating workers

12,910

Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers

10,650

Team assemblers

46,240

(Source: Occupational Employment Statistics)

Projections

For projected (future) employment estimates, see the National Employment Matrix, which includes employment estimates by industry and occupation for electrical equipment, appliance, and component manufacturing.

(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 electrical equipment, appliance, and component manufacturing.

Earnings and Hours of All Employees

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2015
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2016
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2016
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2016

Average hourly earnings

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$25.54 $25.57 (P) $25.64 (P) $25.73

Average weekly hours

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41.0 41.1 (P) 41.5 (P) 41.2

Footnotes
(P) Preliminary

(Source: Current Employment Statistics)

Earnings and Hours of Production and Nonsupervisory Employees

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2015
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2016
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2016
Mar.
2016

Average hourly earnings

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$19.07 $19.12 (P) $19.08 (P) $19.11

Average weekly hours

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42.7 42.6 (P) 42.9 (P) 42.6

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(P) Preliminary

(Source: Current Employment Statistics)

Earnings by Occupation

Data series Wages, 2015
Hourly Annual
Median Mean Median Mean

Coil winders, tapers, and finishers

16.54 16.71 34,400 34,760

Cutting, punching, and press machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic

17.07 17.45 35,510 36,300

Electrical and electronic equipment assemblers

15.54 16.17 32,320 33,630

First-line supervisors/managers of production and operating workers

27.01 28.36 56,190 58,980

Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers

18.13 19.03 37,720 39,580

Team assemblers

15.05 15.66 31,300 32,570

(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 electrical equipment, appliance, and component manufacturing. 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.

Data series 2011 2012 2013 2014

Fatalities

Number of fatalities

4 10 5 6

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

Data series 2014

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

Total recordable cases

3.0

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

1.8

Cases involving days away from work

0.8

Cases involving days of job transfer or restriction

1.0

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., while the export price index measures the percentage change in prices received by U.S. producers for goods and services sold outside the U.S.

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2015
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2016
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2016
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2016

Producer price index

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(P) 137.4 (P) 137.0 (P) 137.0 (P) 136.6

Percent change from previous month

(P) -0.2% (P) -0.3% (P) 0.0% (P) -0.3%

Import index

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116.1 116.5 (R) 116.0 115.9

Percent change from previous month

-0.5% 0.3% (R) -0.4% (R) -0.1%

Export index

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112.4 111.9 111.9 111.9

Percent change from previous month

-0.5% -0.4% 0.0% 0.0%

Footnotes
(R) Revised
(P) Preliminary

(Source: Producer Price Indexes, International Price Program)

Workplace Trends

This section presents data on the number of establishments in electrical equipment, appliance, and component manufacturing. 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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2014
1st quarter
2015
2nd quarter
2015
3rd quarter
2015

Number of establishments

Private industry

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7,727 (P) 7,746 (P) 7,821 (P) 7,843

Local government

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2 (P) 2 (P) 2 (P) 2

State government

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Footnotes
(P) Preliminary

(Source: Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages)

Productivity

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2012 2013 2014 2015

Labor productivity index, output per hour

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98.043 95.597 97.626 92.652

Percent change from previous year

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-1.5 -2.5 2.1 -5.1

Labor index, total labor hours

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87.302 89.148 88.484 91.157

Percent change from previous year

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3.8 2.1 -0.7 3.0

Output index

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85.594 85.223 86.383 84.459

Percent change from previous year

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2.3 -0.4 1.4 -2.2

Unit labor costs index

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108.901 112.667 112.829 116.772

Percent change from previous year

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2.2 3.5 0.1 3.5

(Source: Productivity and Costs)

Data extracted on: April 29, 2016

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