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Textile Product Mills: NAICS 314

About the Textile Product Mills subsector

The textile product mills subsector is part of the manufacturing sector.

Industries in the Textile Product Mills subsector group establishments that make textile products (except apparel). With a few exceptions, processes used in these industries are generally cut and sew (i.e., purchasing fabric and cutting and sewing to make nonapparel textile products, such as sheets and towels).

North American Industry Classification System

The textile product mills subsector consists of these industry groups:

  • Textile Furnishings Mills: NAICS 3141
  • Other Textile Product Mills: NAICS 3149

Workforce Statistics

This section provides information relating to employment in textile product 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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Jun.
2021
Jul.
2021
Aug.
2021
Sep.
2021

Employment (in thousands)

Employment, all employees (seasonally adjusted)

106.9 106.5 (p)107.1 (p)107.5

Employment, production and nonsupervisory employees (seasonally adjusted)

77.4 78.2 (p)78.2 (p)79.6

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

(Source: Current Employment Statistics)

Employment by Occupation

Data series Employment,
2020

First-line supervisors/managers of production and operating workers

4,060

Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers

2,670

Sewing machine operators

25,700

Textile cutting machine setters, operators, and tenders

3,010

Textile knitting and weaving machine setters, operators, and tenders

3,270

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

7,040

(Source: Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics)

Projections

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

Earnings and Hours of All Employees

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Jun.
2021
Jul.
2021
Aug.
2021
Sep.
2021

Average hourly earnings

$21.59 $22.07 (p)$22.40 (p)$22.29

Average weekly hours

38.0 38.1 (p)38.1 (p)38.4

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

(Source: Current Employment Statistics)

Earnings and Hours of Production and Nonsupervisory Employees

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Jun.
2021
Jul.
2021
Aug.
2021
Sep.
2021

Average hourly earnings

$16.36 $16.41 (p)$16.66 (p)$17.08

Average weekly hours

39.6 39.6 (p)39.5 (p)39.6

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

(Source: Current Employment Statistics)

Earnings by Occupation

Data series Wages, 2020
Hourly Annual
Median Mean Median Mean

First-line supervisors/managers of production and operating workers

25.38 26.77 52,780 55,680

Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers

15.43 16.44 32,100 34,200

Sewing machine operators

13.50 14.09 28,090 29,300

Textile cutting machine setters, operators, and tenders

13.64 14.03 28,380 29,170

Textile knitting and weaving machine setters, operators, and tenders

16.46 16.19 34,230 33,680

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

15.78 15.81 32,830 32,880

(Source: Occupational Employment and Wage 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 product 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 2015 2016 2017 2018

Fatalities

Number of fatalities

3 4 7 7

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

Data series 2019

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

Total recordable cases

2.9

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

1.6

Cases involving days away from work

0.7

Cases involving days of job transfer or restriction

0.9

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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Jun.
2021
Jul.
2021
Aug.
2021
Sep.
2021

Producer price index

(p)142.7 (p)143.8 (p)145.1 (p)146.0

Percent change from previous month

  (p)0.8% (p)0.8% (p)0.9% (p)0.6%

Import index

109.8 (r)110.6 (r)111.1 111.6

Percent change from previous month

  0.9% (r)0.7% (r)0.5% (r)0.5%

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 product 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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2nd quarter
2020
3rd quarter
2020
4th quarter
2020
1st quarter
2021

Number of establishments

Private industry

6,365 6,394 6,427 (p)6,387

Local government

       

State government

       

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

(Source: Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages)

Productivity

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2017 2018 2019 2020

Labor productivity index, output per hour

89.111 91.523 96.808 90.815

Percent change from previous year

-10.8 2.7 5.8 -6.2

Labor index, total labor hours

76.446 72.747 68.257 65.396

Percent change from previous year

2.5 -4.8 -6.2 -4.2

Output index

68.121 66.580 66.078 59.390

Percent change from previous year

-8.5 -2.3 -0.8 -10.1

Unit labor costs index

132.995 136.415 138.404 145.735

Percent change from previous year

5.9 2.6 1.5 5.3

(Source: Productivity and Costs)

 

Data extracted on: October 22, 2021