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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Employment (in thousands)

 

Employment, all employees (seasonally adjusted)

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111.1 110.8 (P) 110.5 (P) 110.1

Employment, production and nonsupervisory employees (seasonally adjusted)

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82.6 82.5 (P) 82.6 (P) 82.4

Footnotes
(P) Preliminary

(Source: Current Employment Statistics)

Employment by Occupation

Data series Employment,
2013

First-line supervisors/managers of production and operating workers

4,750

Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers

2,970

Sewing machine operators

29,000

Textile cutting machine setters, operators, and tenders

3,940

Textile knitting and weaving machine setters, operators, and tenders

4,630

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

5,000

(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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Average hourly earnings

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$16.14 $16.16 (P) $16.16 (P) $16.04

Average weekly hours

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37.6 37.6 (P) 37.9 (P) 38.4

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(P) Preliminary

(Source: Current Employment Statistics)

Earnings and Hours of Production and Nonsupervisory Employees

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Average hourly earnings

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$13.25 $13.32 (P) $13.49 (P) $13.30

Average weekly hours

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37.3 37.7 (P) 38.1 (P) 38.1

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(P) Preliminary

(Source: Current Employment Statistics)

Earnings by Occupation

Data series Wages, 2013
Hourly Annual
Median Mean Median Mean

First-line supervisors/managers of production and operating workers

$21.93 $23.17 $45,610 $48,190

Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers

$13.15 $13.60 $27,360 $28,300

Sewing machine operators

$11.08 $11.77 $23,060 $24,480

Textile cutting machine setters, operators, and tenders

$12.57 $12.72 $26,140 $26,460

Textile knitting and weaving machine setters, operators, and tenders

$13.39 $13.46 $27,850 $27,990

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

$13.22 $13.27 $27,490 $27,600

(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.

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Fatalities

 

Number of fatalities

       

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

 

Total recordable cases

(1) 3.7 (1) 3.1 3.5 3.1

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

(1) 1.9 (1) 1.9 1.9 1.7

Cases involving days away from work

(1) 0.8 (1) 0.9 0.9 0.8

Cases involving days of job transfer or restriction

(1) 1.1 (1) 1.0 1.0 0.9

Footnotes
(1) Industry scope changed in 2009

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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Producer price index

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(P) 132.0 (P) 130.9 (P) 131.7 (P) 131.7

Percent change from previous month

  (P) 0.4% (P) -0.8% (P) 0.6% (P) 0.0%

Import index

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(R) 114.5 114.4 (R) 114.5 114.5

Percent change from previous month

  (R) 0.1% (R) -0.1% (R) 0.1% (R) 0.0%

Footnotes
(R) Revised
(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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Number of establishments

 

Private industry

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(P) 7,020 (P) 6,964 (P) 6,972 (P) 6,933

Local government

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Footnotes
(P) Preliminary

(Source: Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages)

Productivity

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Labor productivity index, output per hour

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89.584 94.573 100.131 99.545

Percent change from previous year

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-9.8 5.6 5.9 -0.6

Labor index, total labor hours

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63.806 60.359 57.714 58.349

Percent change from previous year

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-14.2 -5.4 -4.4 1.1

Output index

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57.160 57.084 57.790 58.084

Percent change from previous year

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-22.7 -0.1 1.2 0.5

Unit labor costs index

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129.348 133.658 132.083 131.800

Percent change from previous year

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7.5 3.3 -1.2 -0.2

(Source: Productivity and Costs)

Other BLS Resources

Career Guide to Industries

See textile, textile product, and apparel manufacturing in the Career Guide to Industries.

 

Data extracted on: July 22, 2014