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Sewing Machine Operators

in Massachusetts

Operate or tend sewing machines to join, reinforce, decorate, or perform related sewing operations in the manufacture of garment or nongarment products.

All Industry Projections for this Occupation

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Code
Title Employment Change Annual Average Openings Typical education needed for entry
2014 2024 Level Percent Total Growth Replace-
ments
516031  Sewing Machine Operators 2,960 2,585 -375 -12.67 % 18 18 No formal educational credential 

Industry Projections for this Occupation

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Industry 2014
Employment
Projected 2024 Employment Change
2014-2024
2016
Mean Annual OES Wage
Number Percent Distribution Number Percent Distribution Number Percent
Apparel Manufacturing    1,280  43 % 1,080  42 % -200  -16 % $31,190
Textile Product Mills    610  20 % 460  18 % -150  -25 % $27,790
Miscellaneous Manufacturing    120  4 % 110  4 % -10  -5 % $26,690
Massachusetts Department of Unemployment Assistance
Department Economic Research
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