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Information on the businesses and industries that employ Sewing machine operators and on wages and locations for those in the field. Cut & sew apparel manufacturing is the industry that employs the most Sewing machine operators, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Sewing machine operators, by average wage, is Footwear manufacturing. Sewing machine operators are paid most in Rowan County PUMA, NC but are relatively concentrated in LA City (Southeast/East Vernon) PUMA, CA.


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Demographic information on Sewing machine operators in the US. The average age of male Sewing machine operators in the workforce is 41.2 and of female Sewing machine operators is 47.7, and the most common race/ethnicity for Sewing machine operators is White.

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Data on higher education choices for Sewing machine operators from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Sewing machine operators is Business but a relatively high number of Sewing machine operators hold a major in Communications.



Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Sewing machine operators from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Sewing machine operators need many skills, but most especially Quality Control Analysis, Monitoring, and Complex Problem Solving. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Sewing machine operators need more than the average amount of Troubleshooting, Operation and Control, and Quality Control Analysis.

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Projections on wages and job growth for Sewing machine operators from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow 7.4%, but Sewing machine operators are expected to see a growth of -16.7% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow slower than the national average.

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