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Textile Mills: NAICS 313

About the Textile Mills subsector

The textile mills subsector is part of the manufacturing sector.

Industries in the Textile Mills subsector group establishments that transform a basic fiber (natural or synthetic) into a product, such as yarn or fabric that is further manufactured into usable items, such as apparel, sheets, towels, and textile bags for individual or industrial consumption. The further manufacturing may be performed in the same establishment and classified in this subsector, or it may be performed at a separate establishment and be classified elsewhere in manufacturing.

North American Industry Classification System

The textile mills subsector consists of these industry groups:

  • Fiber, Yarn, and Thread Mills: NAICS 3131
  • Fabric Mills: NAICS 3132
  • Textile and Fabric Finishing and Fabric Coating Mills: NAICS 3133

Workforce Statistics

This section provides information relating to employment in textile 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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Sep.
2019
Oct.
2019
Nov.
2019
Dec.
2019

Employment (in thousands)

Employment, all employees (seasonally adjusted)

110.9 110.4 (p)110.1 (p)109.6

Employment, production and nonsupervisory employees (seasonally adjusted)

87.2 86.5 (p)86.4 (p)86.2

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

(Source: Current Employment Statistics)

Employment by Occupation

Data series Employment,
2018

First-line supervisors/managers of production and operating workers

4,830

Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers

5,250

Textile bleaching and dyeing machine operators and tenders

7,490

Textile knitting and weaving machine setters, operators, and tenders

14,170

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

18,790

(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 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 mills.

Earnings and Hours of All Employees

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Sep.
2019
Oct.
2019
Nov.
2019
Dec.
2019

Average hourly earnings

$20.92 $20.73 (p)$20.52 (p)$20.92

Average weekly hours

42.6 42.0 (p)43.1 (p)43.2

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

(Source: Current Employment Statistics)

Earnings and Hours of Production and Nonsupervisory Employees

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Sep.
2019
Oct.
2019
Nov.
2019
Dec.
2019

Average hourly earnings

$16.61 $16.76 (p)$16.50 (p)$16.80

Average weekly hours

43.9 43.6 (p)44.6 (p)44.3

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

(Source: Current Employment Statistics)

Earnings by Occupation

Data series Wages, 2018
Hourly Annual
Median Mean Median Mean

First-line supervisors/managers of production and operating workers

25.11 26.77 52,230 55,680

Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers

14.65 15.92 30,460 33,110

Textile bleaching and dyeing machine operators and tenders

13.50 14.12 28,070 29,380

Textile knitting and weaving machine setters, operators, and tenders

14.27 14.97 29,680 31,140

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

13.61 13.79 28,300 28,680

(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 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.

Data series 2014 2015 2016 2017

Fatalities

Number of fatalities

    3 5

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

Data series 2018

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

2.0

Cases involving days away from work

0.9

Cases involving days of job transfer or restriction

1.1

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.

Data series Back
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Sep.
2019
Oct.
2019
Nov.
2019
Dec.
2019

Producer price index

(p)134.9 (p)134.7 (p)134.5 (p)134.4

Percent change from previous month

  (p)0.1% (p)-0.1% (p)-0.1% (p)-0.1%

Import index

99.8 (r)99.8 (r)99.4 99.4

Percent change from previous month

  -0.2% (r)0.0% (r)-0.4% (r)0.0%

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary
(r) Revised

(Source: Producer Price Indexes, International Price Program)

Workplace Trends

This section presents data on the number of establishments in textile 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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3rd quarter
2018
4th quarter
2018
1st quarter
2019
2nd quarter
2019

Number of establishments

Private industry

2,665 2,668 (p)2,654 (p)2,666

Local government

1 1 (p)1 (p)1

State government

       

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

(Source: Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages)

Productivity

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2015 2016 2017 2018

Labor productivity index, output per hour

102.503 106.757 111.361 107.383

Percent change from previous year

-7.9 4.2 4.3 -3.6

Labor index, total labor hours

72.142 66.872 63.620 67.276

Percent change from previous year

2.4 -7.3 -4.9 5.7

Output index

73.947 71.390 70.848 72.244

Percent change from previous year

-5.7 -3.5 -0.8 2.0

Unit labor costs index

98.861 103.247 103.001 101.792

Percent change from previous year

3.8 4.4 -0.2 -1.2

(Source: Productivity and Costs)

 

Data extracted on: January 17, 2020