Career Outlook for Fabric and Apparel Patternmakers

Also known as:  Clothing Patternmaker, Embroidery Patternmaker, Fabric Pattern Grader
The overall job outlook for Fabric or Apparel Patternmaker careers has been negative since 2004. Vacancies for this career have decreased by 35.22 percent nationwide in that time, with an average decline of 5.87 percent per year. Demand for Fabric and Apparel Patternmakers is expected to go down, with an expected -50 jobs shed by 2018. This represents an annual decrease of 0.1 percent over the next few years.
There are currently more Fabric and Apparel Patternmakers in the following states
California 2,500
New York 1,200
North Carolina 450
Pennsylvania 240
Texas 170
Ohio 120
Puerto Rico 120
The states below have the least number of filled positions for Fabric and Apparel Patternmakers
Alabama 40
Wisconsin 40
Illinois 40
Iowa 40
Michigan 40
Maryland 60
Georgia 70