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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Dec.
2016
Jan.
2017
Feb.
2017
Mar.
2017

Employment (in thousands)

Employment, all employees (seasonally adjusted)

112.2 111.9 (p)111.7 (p)111.4

Employment, production and nonsupervisory employees (seasonally adjusted)

88.8 88.4 (p)87.3 (p)87.3

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

(Source: Current Employment Statistics)

Employment by Occupation

Data series Employment,
2016

First-line supervisors/managers of production and operating workers

4,910

Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers

5,070

Textile bleaching and dyeing machine operators and tenders

8,740

Textile knitting and weaving machine setters, operators, and tenders

14,490

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

20,470

(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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Dec.
2016
Jan.
2017
Feb.
2017
Mar.
2017

Average hourly earnings

$20.14 $20.55 (p)$20.59 (p)$20.40

Average weekly hours

41.8 41.7 (p)41.6 (p)41.6

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

(Source: Current Employment Statistics)

Earnings and Hours of Production and Nonsupervisory Employees

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Dec.
2016
Jan.
2017
Feb.
2017
Mar.
2017

Average hourly earnings

$15.53 $15.54 (p)$15.71 (p)$15.72

Average weekly hours

41.2 40.9 (p)40.9 (p)40.6

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

(Source: Current Employment Statistics)

Earnings by Occupation

Data series Wages, 2016
Hourly Annual
Median Mean Median Mean

First-line supervisors/managers of production and operating workers

24.58 26.21 51,130 54,510

Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers

13.96 15.00 29,040 31,200

Textile bleaching and dyeing machine operators and tenders

12.74 13.42 26,500 27,910

Textile knitting and weaving machine setters, operators, and tenders

13.36 13.79 27,790 28,690

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

12.90 13.05 26,820 27,140

(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 2010 2011 2012 2013

Fatalities

Number of fatalities

5     2

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

Data series 2015

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

Total recordable cases

3.4

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

2.1

Cases involving days away from work

0.8

Cases involving days of job transfer or restriction

1.2

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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Dec.
2016
Jan.
2017
Feb.
2017
Mar.
2017

Producer price index

(p)127.8 (p)128.8 (p)128.3 (p)128.4

Percent change from previous month

  (p)0.6% (p)0.8% (p)-0.4% (p)0.1%

Import index

97.9 98.0 (r)98.0 98.3

Percent change from previous month

  0.0% 0.1% (r)0.0% (r)0.3%

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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4th quarter
2015
1st quarter
2016
2nd quarter
2016
3rd quarter
2016

Number of establishments

Private industry

2,867 (p)2,818 (p)2,820 (p)2,810

Local government

1 (p)1 (p)1 (p)1

State government

       

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

101.168 110.591 108.287 101.426

Percent change from previous year

-3.5 9.3 -2.1 -6.3

Labor index, total labor hours

73.780 70.513 70.358 71.811

Percent change from previous year

2.4 -4.4 -0.2 2.1

Output index

74.642 77.981 76.188 72.836

Percent change from previous year

-1.2 4.5 -2.3 -4.4

Unit labor costs index

96.440 95.615 98.057 104.269

Percent change from previous year

6.7 -0.9 2.6 6.3

(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: April 26, 2017