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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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May
2020
Jun.
2020
Jul.
2020
Aug.
2020

Employment (in thousands)

Employment, all employees (seasonally adjusted)

99.3 103.9 (p)100.8 (p)102.0

Employment, production and nonsupervisory employees (seasonally adjusted)

68.4 72.2 (p)70.4 (p)69.3

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

(Source: Current Employment Statistics)

Employment by Occupation

Data series Employment,
2019

First-line supervisors/managers of production and operating workers

4,550

Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers

3,240

Sewing machine operators

29,370

Textile cutting machine setters, operators, and tenders

3,370

Textile knitting and weaving machine setters, operators, and tenders

2,780

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

9,110

(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 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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May
2020
Jun.
2020
Jul.
2020
Aug.
2020

Average hourly earnings

$21.51 $21.50 (p)$21.28 (p)$21.96

Average weekly hours

37.4 37.2 (p)37.0 (p)36.5

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

(Source: Current Employment Statistics)

Earnings and Hours of Production and Nonsupervisory Employees

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May
2020
Jun.
2020
Jul.
2020
Aug.
2020

Average hourly earnings

$15.72 $15.91 (p)$15.72 (p)$16.00

Average weekly hours

38.5 38.5 (p)38.6 (p)38.4

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

(Source: Current Employment Statistics)

Earnings by Occupation

Data series Wages, 2019
Hourly Annual
Median Mean Median Mean

First-line supervisors/managers of production and operating workers

24.94 26.26 51,870 54,630

Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers

14.90 15.64 30,990 32,540

Sewing machine operators

12.79 13.50 26,600 28,070

Textile cutting machine setters, operators, and tenders

12.93 13.49 26,890 28,060

Textile knitting and weaving machine setters, operators, and tenders

16.27 16.11 33,850 33,500

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

15.00 14.97 31,190 31,150

(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 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 2018

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

Total recordable cases

3.6

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

2.1

Cases involving days away from work

1.1

Cases involving days of job transfer or restriction

1.0

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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May
2020
Jun.
2020
Jul.
2020
Aug.
2020

Producer price index

(p)138.7 (p)139.2 (p)138.9 (p)138.8

Percent change from previous month

  (p)-0.4% (p)0.4% (p)-0.2% (p)-0.1%

Import index

106.6 106.4 (r)106.5 106.2

Percent change from previous month

  -0.2% -0.2% (r)0.1% (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 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
2019
3rd quarter
2019
4th quarter
2019
1st quarter
2020

Number of establishments

Private industry

6,459 6,455 6,440 (p)6,429

Local government

       

State government

       

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

(Source: Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages)

Productivity

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2016 2017 2018 2019

Labor productivity index, output per hour

99.860 90.062 91.850 87.881

Percent change from previous year

-4.9 -9.8 2.0 -4.3

Labor index, total labor hours

74.571 76.446 72.747 68.193

Percent change from previous year

4.3 2.5 -4.8 -6.3

Output index

74.467 68.849 66.818 59.929

Percent change from previous year

-0.8 -7.5 -3.0 -10.3

Unit labor costs index

125.546 129.989 134.780 151.674

Percent change from previous year

3.5 3.5 3.7 12.5

(Source: Productivity and Costs)

 

Data extracted on: September 18, 2020