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Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing: NAICS 337

About the Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing subsector

The furniture and related product manufacturing subsector is part of the manufacturing sector.

Industries in the Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing subsector make furniture and related articles, such as mattresses, window blinds, cabinets, and fixtures. The processes used in the manufacture of furniture include the cutting, bending, molding, laminating, and assembly of such materials as wood, metal, glass, plastics, and rattan. However, the production process for furniture is not solely bending metal, cutting and shaping wood, or extruding and molding plastics. Design and fashion trends play an important part in the production of furniture. The integrated design of the article for both esthetic and functional qualities is also a major part of the process of manufacturing furniture. Design services may be performed by the furniture establishment's work force or may be purchased from industrial designers.

North American Industry Classification System

The furniture and related product manufacturing subsector consists of these industry groups:

  • Household and Institutional Furniture and Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturing: NAICS 3371
  • Office Furniture (including Fixtures) Manufacturing: NAICS 3372
  • Other Furniture Related Product Manufacturing: NAICS 3379

Workforce Statistics

This section provides information relating to employment and unemployment in furniture and related product manufacturing. While most data are obtained from employer or establishment surveys, information on industry unemployment comes from a national survey of households. The following tables present an overview of the industry including the number of jobs, the unemployment rate of those previously employed in the industry, data for occupations common to the industry, and projections of occupational employment change.

Employment and Unemployment

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Oct.
2023
Nov.
2023
Dec.
2023
Jan.
2024

Employment (in thousands)

Employment, all employees (seasonally adjusted)

352.8 352.0 (p)349.6 (p)346.7

Employment, production and nonsupervisory employees (seasonally adjusted)

247.7 246.7 (p)245.7 (p)246.5

Unemployment

Unemployment rate

4.5% 3.0% 3.2% 1.1%

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

(Source: Current Employment Statistics, Current Population Survey

Employment by Occupation

Data series Employment,
2022

Cabinetmakers and bench carpenters

68,930

Carpenters

10,750

First-line supervisors/managers of production and operating workers

15,820

Furniture finishers

9,860

Team assemblers

47,050

Upholsterers

13,820

Woodworking machine setters, operators, and tenders, except sawing

14,570

(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 furniture and related product manufacturing.

(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 furniture and related product manufacturing.

Earnings and Hours of All Employees

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Oct.
2023
Nov.
2023
Dec.
2023
Jan.
2024

Average hourly earnings

$27.37 $27.52 (p)$27.44 (p)$27.33

Average weekly hours

38.0 37.9 (p)37.9 (p)37.8

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

(Source: Current Employment Statistics)

Earnings and Hours of Production and Nonsupervisory Employees

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Oct.
2023
Nov.
2023
Dec.
2023
Jan.
2024

Average hourly earnings

$23.17 $23.02 (p)$22.92 (p)$22.97

Average weekly hours

39.2 39.2 (p)39.3 (p)39.3

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

(Source: Current Employment Statistics)

Earnings by Occupation

Data series Wages, 2022
Hourly Annual
Median Mean Median Mean

Cabinetmakers and bench carpenters

18.56 20.00 38,600 41,610

Carpenters

22.54 24.74 46,880 51,460

First-line supervisors/managers of production and operating workers

28.12 29.12 58,490 60,570

Furniture finishers

17.89 18.77 37,210 39,040

Team assemblers

17.33 17.74 36,050 36,900

Upholsterers

18.09 19.23 37,640 40,000

Woodworking machine setters, operators, and tenders, except sawing

17.73 18.38 36,870 38,240

(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 furniture and related 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 2019 2020 2021 2022

Fatalities

Number of fatalities

12 9 15 8

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

3.8

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

2.5

Cases involving days away from work

1.3

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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Oct.
2023
Nov.
2023
Dec.
2023
Jan.
2024

Producer price index

(p)268.028 (p)268.392 (p)267.741 (p)268.789

Percent change from previous month

  (p)-0.4% (p)0.1% (p)-0.2% (p)0.4%

Import index

129.1 128.6 (r)127.3 128.3

Percent change from previous month

  -0.1% -0.4% (r)-1.0% (r)0.8%

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary
(r) Revised

(Source: Producer Price Indexes, International Price Program)

Workplace Trends

This section presents data on the number of establishments in furniture and related 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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3rd quarter
2022
4th quarter
2022
1st quarter
2023
2nd quarter
2023

Number of establishments

Private industry

18,237 18,286 (p)18,330 (p)18,346

Local government

1 1 (p)1 (p)1

State government

18 18 (p)18 (p)18

Federal 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

94.453 93.858 90.673 90.267

Percent change from previous year

-1.7 -0.6 -3.4 -0.4

Labor index, total labor hours

107.279 100.186 105.041 107.433

Percent change from previous year

-4.4 -6.6 4.8 2.3

Output index

101.328 94.033 95.243 96.977

Percent change from previous year

-6.0 -7.2 1.3 1.8

Unit labor costs index

122.257 126.458 129.853 139.299

Percent change from previous year

3.8 3.4 2.7 7.3

(Source: Productivity and Costs)

 

Data extracted on: March 01, 2024