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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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Dec.
2023
Jan.
2024
Feb.
2024
Mar.
2024

Employment (in thousands)

Employment, all employees (seasonally adjusted)

95.3 95.6 (p)95.4 (p)94.2

Employment, production and nonsupervisory employees (seasonally adjusted)

69.4 69.0 (p)68.9 (p)66.4

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

(Source: Current Employment Statistics)

Employment by Occupation

Data series Employment,
2023

First-line supervisors/managers of production and operating workers

4,550

Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers

2,520

Sewing machine operators

24,410

Textile cutting machine setters, operators, and tenders

2,440

Textile knitting and weaving machine setters, operators, and tenders

3,540

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

6,430

(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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Dec.
2023
Jan.
2024
Feb.
2024
Mar.
2024

Average hourly earnings

$23.82 $23.66 (p)$23.67 (p)$23.39

Average weekly hours

34.7 35.1 (p)35.4 (p)35.6

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

(Source: Current Employment Statistics)

Earnings and Hours of Production and Nonsupervisory Employees

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Dec.
2023
Jan.
2024
Feb.
2024
Mar.
2024

Average hourly earnings

$20.35 $20.29 (p)$20.03 (p)$19.98

Average weekly hours

36.1 36.3 (p)37.8 (p)36.8

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

(Source: Current Employment Statistics)

Earnings by Occupation

Data series Wages, 2023
Hourly Annual
Median Mean Median Mean

First-line supervisors/managers of production and operating workers

27.56 28.25 57,320 58,770

Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers

17.09 17.80 35,550 37,030

Sewing machine operators

16.73 16.76 34,790 34,850

Textile cutting machine setters, operators, and tenders

17.19 17.32 35,740 36,030

Textile knitting and weaving machine setters, operators, and tenders

18.88 18.59 39,270 38,660

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

17.03 17.54 35,410 36,480

(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 2019 2020 2021 2022

Fatalities

Number of fatalities

      1

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

Data series 2022

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

2.2

Cases involving days away from work

0.8

Cases involving days of job transfer or restriction

1.4

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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Dec.
2023
Jan.
2024
Feb.
2024
Mar.
2024

Producer price index

(p)158.755 (p)160.451 (p)158.941 (p)159.106

Percent change from previous month

  (p)-0.2% (p)1.1% (p)-0.9% (p)0.1%

Import index

100.0 100.1 100.2 100.1

Percent change from previous month

    0.1% 0.1% -0.1%

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

(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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4th quarter
2022
1st quarter
2023
2nd quarter
2023
3rd quarter
2023

Number of establishments

Private industry

6,430 (p)6,394 (p)6,397 (p)6,402

Local government

    (p)3  

State government

       

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

(Source: Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages)

Productivity

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2019 2020 2021 2022

Labor productivity index, output per hour

95.553 97.332 106.342 95.669

Percent change from previous year

3.7 1.9 9.3 -10.0

Labor index, total labor hours

96.703 87.712 88.269 91.817

Percent change from previous year

-5.1 -9.3 0.6 4.0

Output index

92.402 85.372 93.867 87.841

Percent change from previous year

-1.6 -7.6 10.0 -6.4

Unit labor costs index

118.869 123.457 122.330 142.122

Percent change from previous year

2.1 3.9 -0.9 16.2

(Source: Productivity and Costs)

 

Data extracted on: April 17, 2024