Career Outlook for Textile Knitting and Weaving Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders

Also known as:  Crochet Machine Operator, Jacquard Loom Weaver, Knitter Operator, Knitting Machine Operator, Loom Operator, Looping Machine Operator, Warp Knitting Machine Operator
The overall job outlook for Textile Knitting or Weaving Machine Setter/Operator careers has been negative since 2004. Vacancies for this career have decreased by 53.24 percent nationwide in that time, with an average decline of 8.87 percent per year. Demand for Textile Knitting and Weaving Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders is expected to go down, with an expected -3,490 jobs shed by 2018. This represents an annual decrease of 2.06 percent over the next few years.
TOP STATES
There are currently more Textile Knitting and Weaving Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders in the following states
North Carolina 5,150
Georgia 5,110
South Carolina 2,670
California 1,280
Alabama 1,190
Pennsylvania 990
Virginia 630
BOTTOM STATES
The states below have the least number of filled positions for Textile Knitting and Weaving Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
Washington 30
Missouri 40
Louisiana 40
Michigan 40
Connecticut 50
Kentucky 60
Vermont 70
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