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Tailors, dressmakers, & sewers&

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Information on the businesses and industries that employ Tailors, dressmakers, & sewers and on wages and locations for those in the field. Cut & sew apparel manufacturing is the industry that employs the most Tailors, dressmakers, & sewers, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Tailors, dressmakers, & sewers, by average wage, is Cut & sew apparel manufacturing. Tailors, dressmakers, & sewers are paid most in Astoria & Long Island City PUMA, NY but are relatively concentrated in LA City (Southeast/East Vernon) PUMA, CA.


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Demographic information on Tailors, dressmakers, & sewers in the US. The average age of male Tailors, dressmakers, & sewers in the workforce is 53 and of female Tailors, dressmakers, & sewers is 49.5, and the most common race/ethnicity for Tailors, dressmakers, & sewers is White.

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Data on higher education choices for Tailors, dressmakers, & sewers from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Tailors, dressmakers, & sewers is Visual & Performing Arts but a relatively high number of Tailors, dressmakers, & sewers hold a major in Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services.



Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Tailors, dressmakers, & sewers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Tailors, dressmakers, & sewers need many skills, but most especially Operation Monitoring, Operation and Control, and Monitoring. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Tailors, dressmakers, & sewers need more than the average amount of Equipment Maintenance, Installation, and Operation and Control.

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The closest comparable data for the Detailed Occupation Tailors, dressmakers, & sewers is from the Minor Occupation Group Textile, Apparel, and Furnishings Workers.
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Projections on wages and job growth for Tailors, dressmakers, & sewers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow 7.4%, but Tailors, dressmakers, & sewers are expected to see a growth of -11% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow slower than the national average.

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