Leather and Allied Product Manufacturing: NAICS 316

About the Leather and Allied Product Manufacturing subsector

The leather and allied product manufacturing subsector is part of the manufacturing sector.

Establishments in the Leather and Allied Product Manufacturing subsector transform hides into leather by tanning or curing and fabricating the leather into products for final consumption. It also includes the manufacture of similar products from other materials, including products (except apparel) made from "leather substitutes," such as rubber, plastics, or textiles. Rubber footwear, textile luggage, and plastics purses or wallets are examples of "leather substitute" products included in this group. The products made from leather substitutes are included in this subsector because they are made in similar ways leather products are made (e.g., luggage). They are made in the same establishments, so it is not practical to separate them.

North American Industry Classification System

The leather and allied product manufacturing subsector consists of these industry groups:

  • Leather and Hide Tanning and Finishing: NAICS 3161
  • Footwear Manufacturing: NAICS 3162
  • Other Leather and Allied Product Manufacturing: NAICS 3169

Workforce Statistics

This section presents an overview of the leather and allied product manufacturing industry, data for occupations common to the industry, and projections of occupational employment change.

Employment by Occupation

Data series Employment,
2014

First-line supervisors/managers of production and operating workers

900

Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers

520

Sewing machine operators

3,910

Shoe and leather workers and repairers

4,200

Team assemblers

1,200

(Source: Occupational Employment Statistics)

Projections

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

(Source: Office of Occupational Statistics and Employment Projections)

Wages

This section presents data on recent hourly and annual wages for occupations commonly found in beverage and tobbaco product manufacturing.

Wages by Occupation

Data series Wages, 2014
Hourly Annual
Median Mean Median Mean

First-line supervisors/managers of production and operating workers

22.03 23.20 45,810 48,260

Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers

13.06 14.50 27,170 30,160

Sewing machine operators

10.16 11.04 21,140 22,960

Shoe and leather workers and repairers

11.48 12.40 23,870 25,790

Team assemblers

14.41 14.23 29,980 29,600

(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 leather and allied product 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 2010 2011 2012 2013

Fatalities

 

Number of fatalities

       

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

 

Total recordable cases

5.0 6.1 5.1 5.4

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

2.6 3.4 2.9 3.3

Cases involving days away from work

0.9 1.7 1.2 1.5

Cases involving days of job transfer or restriction

1.7 1.7 1.8 1.8

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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2015
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Producer price index

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(P) 183.6 (P) 183.4 (P) 180.9 (P) 182.2

Percent change from previous month

  (P) 0.5% (P) -0.1% (P) -1.4% (P) 0.7%

Import index

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124.2 (R) 124.1 (R) 124.1 124.1

Percent change from previous month

  -0.1% (R) -0.1% (R) 0.0% (R) 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 leather and allied product 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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2nd quarter
2014
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2014
4th quarter
2014

Number of establishments

 

Private industry

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(P) 1,295 (P) 1,324 (P) 1,323 (P) 1,337

Local 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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117.838 89.880 93.758 110.677

Percent change from previous year

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5.9 -23.7 4.3 18.0

Labor index, total labor hours

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80.602 100.460 93.996 82.438

Percent change from previous year

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-2.2 24.6 -6.4 -12.3

Output index

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94.979 90.293 88.129 91.240

Percent change from previous year

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3.6 -4.9 -2.4 3.5

Unit labor costs index

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90.987 90.125 94.517 87.654

Percent change from previous year

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-1.5 -0.9 4.9 -7.3

(Source: Productivity and Costs)

 

Data extracted on: July 31, 2015