Career Outlook for Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders

Also known as:  Crimping Machine Operator for Metal, Four Slide Machine Setter, Metal Punch Press Operator, Metal Slitter, Metal Stamper
The overall job outlook for Metal or Plastic Cutting, Punching, or Press Machine Setter/Operator careers has been negative since 2004. Vacancies for this career have decreased by 26.79 percent nationwide in that time, with an average decline of 4.46 percent per year. Demand for Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders is expected to go up, with an expected 21,350 new jobs filled by 2018. This represents an annual increase of 1.47 percent over the next few years.
TOP STATES
There are currently more Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders in the following states
Ohio 14,430
California 14,360
Michigan 13,050
Illinois 12,760
Texas 12,620
Indiana 10,470
Pennsylvania 10,090
BOTTOM STATES
The states below have the least number of filled positions for Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
Wyoming 80
New Mexico 140
Montana 140
Vermont 150
Delaware 230
Maine 350
North Dakota 400
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