Leather and Allied Product Manufacturing: NAICS 316

About the Leather and Allied Product Manufacturing subsector

The leather and allied product manufacturing subsector is part of the manufacturing sector.

Establishments in the Leather and Allied Product Manufacturing subsector transform hides into leather by tanning or curing and fabricating the leather into products for final consumption. It also includes the manufacture of similar products from other materials, including products (except apparel) made from "leather substitutes," such as rubber, plastics, or textiles. Rubber footwear, textile luggage, and plastics purses or wallets are examples of "leather substitute" products included in this group. The products made from leather substitutes are included in this subsector because they are made in similar ways leather products are made (e.g., luggage). They are made in the same establishments, so it is not practical to separate them.

North American Industry Classification System

The leather and allied product manufacturing subsector consists of these industry groups:

  • Leather and Hide Tanning and Finishing: NAICS 3161
  • Footwear Manufacturing: NAICS 3162
  • Other Leather and Allied Product Manufacturing: NAICS 3169

Workforce Statistics

This section presents an overview of the leather and allied product manufacturing industry, data for occupations common to the industry, and projections of occupational employment change.

Employment by Occupation

Data series Employment,
2017

First-line supervisors/managers of production and operating workers

1,010

Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers

520

Sewing machine operators

3,170

Shoe and leather workers and repairers

3,170

Team assemblers

 

(Source: Occupational Employment Statistics)

Projections

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

(Source: Office of Occupational Statistics and Employment Projections)

Wages

This section presents data on recent hourly and annual wages for occupations commonly found in beverage and tobbaco product manufacturing.

Wages by Occupation

Data series Wages, 2017
Hourly Annual
Median Mean Median Mean

First-line supervisors/managers of production and operating workers

24.95 26.25 51,890 54,590

Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers

13.04 15.44 27,120 32,120

Sewing machine operators

11.15 11.75 23,190 24,440

Shoe and leather workers and repairers

12.60 13.32 26,210 27,700

Team assemblers

       

(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 leather and allied product manufacturing. 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 2012 2013 2014 2015

Fatalities

Number of fatalities

      1

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

Data series 2016

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

Total recordable cases

5.5

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

3.5

Cases involving days away from work

1.5

Cases involving days of job transfer or restriction

2.0

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
2018
Jun.
2018
Jul.
2018
Aug.
2018

Producer price index

(p)177.1 (p)176.2 (p)175.1 (p)174.2

Percent change from previous month

  (p)-0.7% (p)-0.5% (p)-0.6% (p)-0.5%

Import index

123.3 123.4 123.5 123.5

Percent change from previous month

  0.4% 0.1% 0.1% 0.0%

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

(Source: Producer Price Indexes, International Price Program)

Workplace Trends

This section presents data on the number of establishments in leather and allied product manufacturing. 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
2017
3rd quarter
2017
4th quarter
2017
1st quarter
2018

Number of establishments

Private industry

1,349 1,355 1,362 (p)1,356

Local government

       

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

(Source: Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages)

Productivity

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2014 2015 2016 2017

Labor productivity index, output per hour

98.488 92.053 94.788 93.153

Percent change from previous year

9.0 -6.5 3.0 -1.7

Labor index, total labor hours

83.222 86.277 83.439 82.297

Percent change from previous year

-11.4 3.7 -3.3 -1.4

Output index

81.964 79.421 79.090 76.662

Percent change from previous year

-3.5 -3.1 -0.4 -3.1

Unit labor costs index

103.377 109.361 113.507 115.377

Percent change from previous year

3.9 5.8 3.8 1.6

(Source: Productivity and Costs)

 

Data extracted on: September 21, 2018