Numbers of Production Occupations in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ

Occupation group

Production Occupations

Year Number
2005 31,560
2006 28,840
2007 28,250
2008 28,070
2009 26,190
2010 24,320
2011 25,580
2012 25,360
2013 25,040
2014 25,950
2015 26,240
2016 26,730
2017 25,510
2018 25,700

Individual occupations

First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers

Year Number
2005 2,010
2006 1,760
2007 1,840
2008 1,900
2009 1,840
2010 1,560
2011 1,500
2012 1,540
2013 1,520
2014 1,620
2015 1,750
2016 1,990
2017 1,850
2018 1,910

Coil Winders, Tapers, and Finishers

Year Number
2006 120
2008 70
2011 160
2012 220
2013 140
2014 50

Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers

Year Number
2008 1,050
2011 810
2012 960
2013 990
2014 910
2015 1,200
2016 1,170

Electromechanical Equipment Assemblers

Year Number
2007 130
2008 140
2010 300
2011 330
2012 290
2013 120
2014 140
2015 130
2016 150

Engine and Other Machine Assemblers

Year Number
2005 210
2009 50
2013 50
2014 60
2015 50
2016 50
2017 120
2018 160

Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters

Year Number
2005 390
2006 330
2007 190
2008 120
2009 190
2010 230
2011 230
2012 290
2013 270
2014 410
2015 310
2016 350
2017 290
2018 350

Team Assemblers

Year Number
2005 2,010
2006 3,130
2007 3,360
2008 3,200
2009 3,160
2010 3,230
2011 3,250
2012 2,910
2013 2,860
2014 3,520
2015 3,640
2016 3,080

Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other

Year Number
2006 490
2007 520
2008 550
2009 280
2010 280
2011 750
2012 480
2013 410
2014 330
2015 540
2016 540

Bakers

Year Number
2005 500
2006 550
2007 490
2008 590
2009 460
2010 390
2011 360
2012 430
2013 490
2014 520
2015 590
2016 570
2017 670
2018 550

Butchers and Meat Cutters

Year Number
2005 370
2006 230
2007 300
2008 260
2009 290
2010 310
2011 380
2012 390
2013 350
2014 370
2015 260
2016 280
2017 230
2018 210

Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers

Year Number
2006 30
2007 40
2008 40
2009 30
2010 30
2011 60
2012 70
2013 110
2014 80
2015 60
2016 70

Food Batchmakers

Year Number
2005 640
2006 680
2007 650
2008 320
2009 250
2010 240
2011 330
2012 350
2013 350
2014 430
2015 470
2016 400
2017 360
2018 360

Food Cooking Machine Operators and Tenders

Year Number
2005 70
2006 70
2007 210
2008 280
2010 60
2011 50
2015 80
2016 80

Food Processing Workers, All Other

Year Number
2006 230
2007 190
2008 160
2009 190

Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic

Year Number
2005 390
2006 290
2007 280
2008 370
2009 400
2010 350
2011 290
2012 380
2013 410
2014 380
2015 540
2016 850
2017 950
2018 710

Computer Numerically Controlled Machine Tool Programmers, Metal and Plastic

Year Number
2005 40
2007 30
2008 30
2009 50
2010 70
2011 70
2012 80
2013 80
2014 70
2015 90
2016 90
2017 60
2018 50

Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic

Year Number
2005 320
2006 330
2007 430
2008 510
2009 380
2010 310
2011 350
2012 350
2013 390
2014 370
2015 320
2016 240
2017 250
2018 270

Forging Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic

Year Number
2005 40
2006 40
2012 30
2013 50

Rolling Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic

Year Number
2005 40
2007 40
2008 30
2009 60
2010 90
2011 90
2012 60
2013 70
2014 70
2015 40

Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic

Year Number
2005 570
2006 530
2007 440
2008 460
2009 350
2010 380
2011 520
2012 490
2013 530
2014 290
2015 350
2016 350
2017 350
2018 380

Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic

Year Number
2005 160
2006 200
2007 150
2009 70
2010 110
2011 130
2012 150
2013 120

Grinding/Lapping/Polishing/Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Pla

Year Number
2005 390
2006 430
2007 350
2008 310
2009 160
2010 210
2011 210
2012 350
2013 320
2014 380
2015 250
2016 180
2017 180

Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic

Year Number
2005 150
2006 100
2007 40
2008 60
2009 60
2010 40
2015 50
2016 60
2017 40

Milling and Planing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic

Year Number
2005 50
2006 60
2011 30
2013 40

Machinists

Year Number
2005 900
2006 1,060
2007 1,020
2008 1,060
2009 1,030
2010 1,050
2011 1,210
2012 1,610
2013 1,450
2014 1,540
2015 730
2016 730
2017 900
2018 860

Metal-Refining Furnace Operators and Tenders

Year Number
2005 50
2007 190
2008 140
2009 100
2010 70
2011 50
2012 80
2013 90
2014 110
2015 70
2016 50
2017 60

Pourers and Casters, Metal

Year Number
2005 70
2006 140
2010 50
2011 40
2012 60
2013 50
2016 70
2017 50

Patternmakers, Metal and Plastic

Year Number
2006 70
2007 40
2008 50
2009 40
2010 40
2011 40

Foundry Mold and Coremakers

Year Number
2006 80
2007 60
2008 70
2010 60
2011 60
2012 60
2013 40
2014 50
2015 40
2016 50
2017 50

Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic

Year Number
2005 440
2006 420
2007 310
2008 330
2010 660
2011 670
2012 440
2013 370
2014 370
2016 720
2017 770
2018 650

Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic

Year Number
2005 260
2007 240
2008 220
2009 280
2010 260
2011 200
2012 180
2016 500
2017 520
2018 460

Tool and Die Makers

Year Number
2005 190
2006 130
2007 170
2008 190
2009 190
2010 160
2012 180
2013 190
2014 200
2015 220
2016 230
2017 180
2018 200

Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers

Year Number
2005 900
2006 840
2007 800
2008 920
2009 880
2010 770
2011 610
2012 570
2013 400
2014 490
2015 670
2016 820
2017 650
2018 640

Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders

Year Number
2008 40
2009 40
2010 70
2011 40
2012 40
2017 120
2018 140

Heat Treating Equipment Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic

Year Number
2008 110
2009 90
2010 60
2015 50
2016 60

Layout Workers, Metal and Plastic

Year Number
2009 40
2010 50
2011 50

Plating and Coating Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic

Year Number
2005 150
2006 130
2007 70
2008 70
2009 90
2010 80
2011 90
2012 70
2013 80
2014 70
2015 50

Tool Grinders, Filers, and Sharpeners

Year Number
2011 30
2013 30

Metal Workers and Plastic Workers, All Other

Year Number
2015 110
2016 80
2017 70

Prepress Technicians and Workers

Year Number
2005 220
2006 240
2007 180
2008 230
2009 190
2010 160
2011 160
2012 140
2013 140
2014 110
2015 80
2016 80
2017 90
2018 80

Printing Press Operators

Year Number
2005 370
2006 370
2007 420
2008 390
2009 340
2010 400
2011 400
2012 420
2013 560
2014 560
2015 520
2016 440
2017 590
2018 500

Print Binding and Finishing Workers

Year Number
2005 60
2006 21,060
2007 15,060
2008 17,030
2009 180
2010 240
2011 270
2012 150
2013 140
2014 100
2015 100
2016 70
2017 80
2018 60

Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers

Year Number
2005 500
2006 490
2007 550
2008 570
2009 480
2010 420
2011 410
2012 520
2013 420
2014 730
2015 660
2016 660
2017 390
2018 540

Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials

Year Number
2005 260
2006 160
2007 110
2008 150
2009 200
2010 220
2011 210
2012 130
2014 140
2015 110
2016 80
2017 60
2018 80

Sewing Machine Operators

Year Number
2005 1,130
2006 1,120
2007 1,000
2008 940
2009 890
2010 610
2011 620
2012 510
2013 590
2014 690
2015 690
2016 720
2017 580
2018 540

Tailors, Dressmakers, and Custom Sewers

Year Number
2005 50
2006 60
2007 110
2008 90
2010 40
2018 30

Textile Cutting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders

Year Number
2006 70
2007 70
2008 70
2009 50
2010 70
2012 70
2013 150
2014 160
2015 130
2016 50
2017 30
2018 40

Textile Knitting and Weaving Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders

Year Number
2007 130
2008 70
2009 50
2011 30

Textile Winding, Twisting, and Drawing Out Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders

Year Number
2010 60
2013 50
2014 60
2015 70

Fabric and Apparel Patternmakers

Year Number
2005 90
2006 90
2007 80
2010 50
2011 50
2012 50

Upholsterers

Year Number
2006 30
2007 40
2008 50
2009 50
2012 30
2015 30
2016 30
2017 40

Textile, Apparel, and Furnishings Workers, All Other

Year Number
2005 40
2006 60
2007 30
2015 50

Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters

Year Number
2005 170
2006 150
2007 160
2008 210
2009 250
2010 330
2011 420
2012 530
2013 380
2014 340
2015 240
2016 330
2017 390
2018 340

Furniture Finishers

Year Number
2005 80
2006 60
2007 30
2008 40
2009 40
2011 30
2015 70
2016 60
2017 70
2018 80

Model Makers, Wood

Year Number
2012 40
2013 40

Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood

Year Number
2008 40
2009 40
2013 80
2014 90
2015 70
2016 80
2017 160
2018 290

Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing

Year Number
2005 240
2006 370
2007 380
2008 340
2009 180
2010 140
2011 90
2012 90
2013 200
2014 210
2015 240
2016 200
2017 270
2018 270

Power Plant Operators

Year Number
2005 110
2006 150
2007 320
2010 160
2011 170
2012 150
2013 150
2017 140
2018 130

Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators

Year Number
2005 90
2006 40
2007 40
2008 30
2009 70
2010 90
2011 70
2012 80
2013 80
2014 100
2015 110
2016 150
2017 140
2018 220

Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators

Year Number
2005 170
2006 270
2007 390
2008 420
2009 420
2010 330
2011 410
2012 360
2013 310
2014 220
2015 210
2016 320
2017 300
2018 390

Chemical Plant and System Operators

Year Number
2011 160
2012 200
2013 240
2014 140
2015 150

Gas Plant Operators

Year Number
2005 30
2007 50
2008 70
2017 70

Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers

Year Number
2010 80
2011 120
2012 120
2014 120
2016 110

Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders

Year Number
2005 600
2006 360
2007 370
2008 300
2010 310
2011 290
2012 220
2013 240
2014 360
2015 470
2016 440
2017 500
2018 480

Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Setters, Operators, and Te

Year Number
2007 90
2008 110
2009 170
2010 170
2011 200
2012 100
2013 130
2014 110
2015 90
2016 70
2017 140
2018 110

Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders

Year Number
2005 300
2006 180
2007 270
2008 150
2009 160
2010 140
2011 150
2012 220
2013 150
2014 120
2015 110
2016 120
2017 130
2018 120

Grinding and Polishing Workers, Hand

Year Number
2005 110
2006 150
2007 200
2008 200
2009 160
2010 110
2011 130
2012 50
2013 50
2014 70
2015 90
2016 60
2017 60
2018 50

Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders

Year Number
2005 470
2006 550
2007 500
2008 480
2009 590
2010 630
2011 580
2012 300
2013 330
2014 410
2015 430
2016 460
2017 540
2018 690

Cutters and Trimmers, Hand

Year Number
2005 160
2006 190
2007 60
2008 30
2009 30
2011 80
2012 100
2013 80
2016 40

Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders

Year Number
2007 150
2008 120
2009 100
2010 80
2011 40
2012 100
2013 140
2014 120
2015 100
2016 130
2017 160
2018 150

Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders

Year Number
2005 70
2006 160
2007 110
2011 250
2012 300
2013 200
2014 120
2015 130
2016 110
2017 160
2018 230

Furnace, Kiln, Oven, Drier, and Kettle Operators and Tenders

Year Number
2005 130
2006 60
2007 70
2008 110
2009 110
2010 60
2011 50
2012 50
2013 70
2014 70
2015 50
2016 30
2017 40
2018 40

Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers

Year Number
2005 970
2006 1,150
2007 1,230
2008 1,710
2009 1,550
2010 1,480
2011 1,280
2012 1,330
2013 1,280
2014 1,260
2015 1,670
2016 2,060
2017 2,000
2018 1,760

Jewelers and Precious Stone and Metal Workers

Year Number
2005 30
2006 40
2008 30
2017 30

Dental Laboratory Technicians

Year Number
2006 50
2007 90
2013 40
2014 70
2015 90
2016 70

Medical Appliance Technicians

Year Number
2005 50
2006 80
2007 60
2011 40

Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians

Year Number
2005 90
2006 70
2007 70
2008 80
2009 90
2010 80
2011 40
2013 110
2015 60
2016 60
2017 60
2018 40

Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders

Year Number
2005 1,770
2006 1,400
2007 1,740
2008 2,050
2009 1,610
2010 1,190
2011 960
2012 1,610
2013 1,470
2014 1,780
2015 1,770
2016 1,980
2017 2,130
2018 2,220

Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders

Year Number
2005 160
2006 190
2007 180
2008 190
2009 200
2010 170
2011 170
2012 110
2013 90
2014 90
2015 110
2016 140
2017 150
2018 210

Painters, Transportation Equipment

Year Number
2005 150
2006 80
2007 110
2008 110
2009 170
2010 220
2011 230
2012 200
2013 130
2014 120
2015 200
2016 350
2017 270
2018 230

Painting, Coating, and Decorating Workers

Year Number
2006 40
2007 50
2008 60
2009 80
2010 110
2011 140
2012 60
2013 40
2014 30
2015 60

Semiconductor Processors

Year Number
2018 350

Photographic Process Workers and Processing Machine Operators

Year Number
2005 300
2006 220
2007 190
2008 280
2009 250
2010 240
2011 160
2012 140
2013 130
2014 120
2015 150
2016 170
2017 150
2018 100

Adhesive Bonding Machine Operators and Tenders

Year Number
2006 70
2007 60
2018 60

Cleaning, Washing, and Metal Pickling Equipment Operators and Tenders

Year Number
2014 60
2015 50
2016 60

Molders, Shapers, and Casters, Except Metal and Plastic

Year Number
2006 100
2007 190
2008 160
2009 150
2010 120
2011 140
2013 130
2014 130
2015 170
2016 130
2017 250
2018 220

Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders

Year Number
2005 260
2006 230
2007 310
2008 300
2009 370
2011 200
2012 280
2013 410
2014 390
2015 330
2016 300
2017 330
2018 340

Helpers--Production Workers

Year Number
2005 1,950
2006 2,290
2007 2,530
2008 2,010
2009 1,760
2010 1,590
2011 1,960
2012 1,370
2013 1,520
2014 1,610
2015 1,510
2016 1,180
2017 1,170
2018 820

Production Workers, All Other

Year Number
2012 560
2013 410
2014 330
2015 240
2016 200
2017 220
2018 210