Career Outlook for Sewing Machine Operators

Also known as:  Blind Stitch Machine Operator, Button Sewing Machine Operator, Carpet Sewing Machine Operator, Custom T-Shirt Embroidery Machine Operator, Embroidery Machine Operator, Hemming and Tacking Machine Operator, Ultrasonic Seaming Machine Operator
The overall job outlook for Sewing Machine Operator careers has been negative since 2004. Vacancies for this career have decreased by 39.37 percent nationwide in that time, with an average decline of 6.56 percent per year. Demand for Sewing Machine Operators is expected to go down, with an expected -6,130 jobs shed by 2018. This represents an annual decrease of 0.52 percent over the next few years.
There are currently more Sewing Machine Operators in the following states
California 33,180
New York 12,960
North Carolina 9,050
Texas 7,390
Puerto Rico 7,300
Pennsylvania 6,020
Florida 5,770
The states below have the least number of filled positions for Sewing Machine Operators
Wyoming 50
Alaska 70
North Dakota 90
Delaware 130
New Mexico 200
Montana 250
Vermont 250