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Spotlight on Statistics

May 2012

BLS Spotlight on Statistics: Fashion

Chart Data

Fashion-related Occupations: Employment Outlook


Employment projections for fashion-related occupations, net and percent change in employment, 2010–2020 (projected)
Occupation Net change in employment Percent change in employment Projected level of employment in 2020

Fabric and apparel patternmakers

-2,100 -35.6 3.9

Fashion designers

0 0.2 21.5

Pressers, textile, garment, and related materials

-6,800 -11.8 51.0

Sewers, hand

-600 -5.4 9.8

Sewing machine operators

-42,100 -25.8 121.1

Shoe and leather workers and repairers

-1,400 -13.6 8.8

Tailors, dressmakers, and custom sewers

900 2.0 48.1

Textile bleaching and dyeing machine operators and tenders

-2,100 -15.2 11.8

Textile knitting and weaving machine setters, operators, and tenders

-4,100 -18.2 18.4

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

-3,600 -12.4 25.4

Source: Employment Projections | Chart




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