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BLS Spotlight on Statistics: Fashion

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Employment in Apparel Manufacturing

Employment in apparel manufacturing and component industries, 1990–2011
Year Apparel manufacturing, total Cut and sew apparel contractors Men's and boys' cut and sew apparel Women's and all other cut and sew apparel All other apparel manufacturing

1990

902,800 268,600 234,400 246,700 153,200

1991

876,900 262,600 228,400 237,400 148,500

1992

879,300 262,400 230,700 233,200 153,000

1993

857,300 253,000 226,700 223,800 153,900

1994

831,900 245,300 219,700 214,400 152,500

1995

791,100 233,300 207,100 202,400 148,200

1996

722,300 214,500 185,200 184,200 138,500

1997

680,800 204,100 171,200 173,300 132,200

1998

621,400 186,800 155,100 156,100 123,300

1999

540,500 163,500 129,300 136,400 111,300

2000

483,500 146,600 111,600 122,000 103,300

2001

415,200 123,400 95,200 104,800 91,800

2002

350,000 106,400 74,200 92,600 76,800

2003

303,900 94,200 61,200 79,300 69,300

2004

278,000 88,300 54,600 70,600 64,500

2005

250,500 79,500 48,700 65,200 57,100

2006

232,400 74,600 43,100 60,700 54,000

2007

214,600 66,300 39,400 59,900 49,000

2008

199,000 60,700 37,400 57,300 43,600

2009

167,500 49,900 31,300 50,800 35,500

2010

156,600 46,200 29,000 48,700 32,600

2011

151,800 45,300 29,500 48,700 28,300

Source: Current Employment Statistics | Chart

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