Career Outlook for Tool and Die Makers

Also known as:  Jig Bore Tool Maker, Metal Die Finisher, Metal Gauge Maker, Plastic Die Maker Apprentice, Tool Maker, Toolmaker
The overall job outlook for Tool or Die Maker careers has been negative since 2004. Vacancies for this career have decreased by 33.06 percent nationwide in that time, with an average decline of 5.51 percent per year. Demand for Tool and Die Makers is expected to go up, with an expected 11,070 new jobs filled by 2018. This represents an annual increase of 2.08 percent over the next few years.
TOP STATES
There are currently more Tool and Die Makers in the following states
Michigan 10,560
Ohio 6,390
Illinois 4,560
Indiana 4,380
Pennsylvania 3,900
Wisconsin 3,320
California 2,790
BOTTOM STATES
The states below have the least number of filled positions for Tool and Die Makers
New Mexico 30
Idaho 70
Nevada 70
North Dakota 80
West Virginia 80
Vermont 150
South Dakota 180
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