Numbers of Production Occupations in Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division

Occupation group

Production Occupations

Year Number
2005 305,920
2006 315,150
2007 324,270
2008 310,820
2009 271,700
2010 243,090
2011 248,590
2012 253,120
2013 259,350
2014 262,080
2015 239,640
2016 239,730
2017 245,030

Individual occupations

First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers

Year Number
2005 19,080
2006 19,650
2007 21,630
2008 20,930
2009 18,610
2010 15,190
2011 15,120
2012 14,890
2013 15,910
2014 15,590
2015 13,810
2016 12,810
2017 12,880

Coil Winders, Tapers, and Finishers

Year Number
2005 800
2006 1,020
2007 1,230
2008 1,550
2009 1,490
2010 790
2011 330
2012 230
2013 350
2014 400
2016 790
2017 720

Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers

Year Number
2005 5,690
2006 4,650
2007 6,150
2008 6,150
2009 6,790
2010 5,470
2011 5,980
2012 5,950
2013 7,180
2014 6,210
2015 4,870
2016 2,790

Electromechanical Equipment Assemblers

Year Number
2005 1,480
2006 1,940
2007 1,760
2008 1,630
2009 1,340
2010 1,140
2011 1,010
2012 800
2013 1,000
2014 750
2015 480
2016 280

Engine and Other Machine Assemblers

Year Number
2005 1,130
2006 1,080
2007 770
2008 710
2009 660
2010 310
2011 400
2012 380
2013 610
2014 410
2015 460
2017 850

Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters

Year Number
2005 1,520
2006 1,090
2007 1,630
2008 1,260
2009 1,320
2010 940
2011 1,410
2012 1,740
2013 1,640
2014 1,160
2015 1,090
2016 370
2017 680

Fiberglass Laminators and Fabricators

Year Number
2005 30
2013 50

Team Assemblers

Year Number
2005 34,730
2006 39,920
2007 37,200
2008 36,650
2009 30,680
2010 31,960
2011 34,920
2012 36,180
2013 34,870
2014 33,580
2015 24,210
2016 21,770

Timing Device Assemblers and Adjusters

Year Number
2005 200
2006 220
2007 340

Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other

Year Number
2005 10,210
2006 9,790
2007 11,880
2008 10,020
2009 8,500
2010 5,710
2011 6,920
2012 5,740
2013 5,610
2014 7,520
2015 9,870
2016 12,730

Bakers

Year Number
2005 6,020
2006 6,180
2007 6,560
2008 6,560
2009 5,720
2010 5,040
2011 5,180
2012 5,530
2013 5,870
2014 6,460
2015 5,180
2016 5,020
2017 5,230

Butchers and Meat Cutters

Year Number
2005 4,810
2006 4,100
2007 5,120
2008 5,270
2009 5,150
2010 4,210
2011 4,780
2012 4,810
2013 5,180
2014 5,010
2015 4,810
2016 5,090
2017 5,720

Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers

Year Number
2005 1,860
2006 2,320
2007 1,970
2008 2,920
2009 3,030
2010 3,560
2011 2,230
2012 1,770
2013 2,030
2014 2,180
2015 2,180
2016 1,370
2017 1,060

Slaughterers and Meat Packers

Year Number
2005 1,020
2006 1,470
2007 1,850
2008 1,750
2009 1,980
2010 1,350
2011 1,170
2012 1,210
2013 1,340
2014 1,240
2015 1,130
2017 2,050

Food and Tobacco Roasting, Baking, and Drying Machine Operators and Tenders

Year Number
2005 290
2006 380
2007 780
2008 960
2009 910
2010 570
2011 600
2012 790
2013 790
2014 620
2015 470
2017 230

Food Batchmakers

Year Number
2005 4,090
2006 4,450
2007 5,020
2008 3,920
2009 3,430
2010 3,240
2011 3,860
2012 4,110
2013 5,680
2014 5,490
2015 5,070
2016 4,670
2017 5,000

Food Cooking Machine Operators and Tenders

Year Number
2005 2,120
2006 2,610
2007 2,910
2008 2,960
2009 2,980
2010 2,050
2011 1,250
2012 1,760
2013 1,340
2014 1,460
2015 1,330
2016 1,230
2017 970

Food Processing Workers, All Other

Year Number
2005 15,910
2006 18,280
2007 20,830
2008 20,770
2009 18,370
2012 1,350
2013 1,990
2014 1,610
2015 790

Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic

Year Number
2005 5,750
2006 6,240
2007 5,670
2008 5,840
2009 4,670
2010 4,360
2011 4,460
2012 4,940
2013 4,650
2014 3,980
2015 2,610
2016 1,910
2017 2,280

Computer Numerically Controlled Machine Tool Programmers, Metal and Plastic

Year Number
2005 690
2006 600
2007 590
2008 540
2009 670
2010 580
2011 670
2012 740
2013 870
2014 890
2015 790
2016 490
2017 490

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

Year Number
2005 3,310
2006 3,600
2007 2,770
2008 2,750
2009 2,400
2010 2,670
2011 2,170
2012 1,840
2013 1,880
2014 1,990
2015 1,630
2016 940
2017 990

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

Year Number
2005 2,450
2006 1,560
2007 1,160
2008 940
2009 1,000
2010 880
2011 850
2012 690
2013 730
2014 690
2015 430
2016 280
2017 390

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

Year Number
2005 1,340
2006 1,220
2007 720
2008 800
2009 880
2010 830
2011 840
2012 1,090
2013 1,250
2014 1,140
2015 430
2016 410
2017 400

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

Year Number
2005 9,720
2006 10,730
2007 11,040
2008 9,590
2009 7,380
2010 6,750
2011 6,930
2012 7,090
2013 7,390
2014 7,910
2015 5,900
2016 5,770
2017 5,660

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

Year Number
2005 1,630
2006 1,590
2007 1,980
2008 2,100
2009 1,600
2010 1,000
2011 910
2012 760
2013 810
2014 520
2015 420
2016 320
2017 210

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

Year Number
2005 3,560
2006 3,310
2007 3,650
2008 3,080
2009 2,710
2010 2,260
2011 2,370
2012 2,200
2013 2,310
2014 2,130
2015 1,800
2016 1,540
2017 1,550

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

Year Number
2005 3,900
2006 3,430
2007 2,940
2008 2,700
2009 2,720
2010 2,420
2011 2,820
2012 2,210
2013 1,950
2014 1,720
2015 1,070
2016 1,450
2017 1,450

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

Year Number
2005 1,060
2006 740
2007 680
2008 910
2009 1,220
2010 1,360
2011 1,530
2012 1,220
2013 1,030
2014 780
2015 360
2016 290
2017 420

Machinists

Year Number
2005 13,760
2006 16,190
2007 17,480
2008 19,120
2009 15,900
2010 15,060
2011 14,350
2012 15,040
2013 14,260
2014 16,680
2015 17,500
2016 19,910
2017 18,160

Metal-Refining Furnace Operators and Tenders

Year Number
2005 420
2008 370
2009 310
2010 370
2011 380
2012 560
2013 340
2014 240
2015 300
2016 310
2017 570

Pourers and Casters, Metal

Year Number
2005 460
2006 480
2007 360
2008 220
2009 140
2010 190
2011 220
2012 450
2013 250
2014 180
2016 170
2017 270

Model Makers, Metal and Plastic

Year Number
2005 190
2006 170
2007 500
2008 450
2009 430
2010 200
2011 280
2012 380
2013 260
2014 190
2015 170
2016 180
2017 260

Patternmakers, Metal and Plastic

Year Number
2005 280
2006 310
2007 270
2008 170
2009 60
2014 30

Foundry Mold and Coremakers

Year Number
2006 120
2007 130
2008 160
2009 190
2012 300
2013 340
2014 250
2016 100

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

Year Number
2005 6,680
2006 5,770
2007 5,770
2008 4,680
2009 3,580
2010 2,630
2011 2,620
2012 2,500
2013 2,540
2014 2,100
2015 1,530
2016 2,110
2017 2,460

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

Year Number
2005 2,980
2006 3,350
2007 3,420
2008 3,490
2009 2,440
2010 1,870
2011 1,800
2012 2,480
2013 3,210
2014 3,600
2015 3,010
2016 4,250
2017 4,220

Tool and Die Makers

Year Number
2005 4,960
2006 4,720
2007 4,390
2008 3,580
2009 2,770
2010 2,710
2011 2,740
2012 3,260
2013 3,980
2014 4,330
2015 3,500
2016 3,000
2017 2,760

Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers

Year Number
2005 5,400
2006 6,100
2007 6,770
2008 7,360
2009 6,970
2010 6,060
2011 5,990
2012 5,410
2013 6,400
2014 6,300
2015 6,300
2016 5,310
2017 5,610

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

Year Number
2005 760
2006 720
2007 810
2008 880
2009 790
2010 1,040
2011 1,180
2012 1,760
2013 1,560
2014 1,340
2015 870
2016 550
2017 590

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

Year Number
2005 830
2006 850
2007 1,040
2008 730
2009 690
2010 610
2011 720
2012 800
2013 710
2014 930
2015 790
2016 750
2017 330

Layout Workers, Metal and Plastic

Year Number
2005 220
2006 180
2007 200
2008 130
2010 160
2011 470

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

Year Number
2005 1,660
2006 1,520
2007 1,670
2008 1,970
2009 1,530
2010 1,270
2011 1,330
2012 1,910
2013 2,060
2014 1,880
2015 1,260
2016 1,290
2017 1,350

Tool Grinders, Filers, and Sharpeners

Year Number
2005 660
2006 720
2007 800
2008 630
2009 290
2010 120
2012 470
2013 520
2014 330
2015 180
2016 170

Metal Workers and Plastic Workers, All Other

Year Number
2005 4,270
2006 3,200
2007 2,310
2008 1,150
2009 1,230
2010 1,010
2011 1,130
2013 380
2014 180
2015 220
2016 270
2017 300

Prepress Technicians and Workers

Year Number
2005 2,790
2006 3,140
2007 3,030
2008 2,600
2009 1,940
2010 1,550
2011 1,520
2012 1,350
2013 1,300
2014 1,160
2015 930
2016 720
2017 670

Printing Press Operators

Year Number
2005 7,950
2006 7,170
2007 7,810
2008 7,470
2009 7,010
2010 7,810
2011 7,740
2012 7,580
2013 7,520
2014 7,010
2015 6,710
2016 6,120
2017 5,800

Print Binding and Finishing Workers

Year Number
2005 22,301,960
2006 22,801,880
2007 3,080,502,200
2008 30,901,102,300
2009 24,302,290
2010 2,370
2011 2,370
2012 2,000
2013 2,120
2014 2,120
2015 1,500
2016 1,310
2017 1,220

Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers

Year Number
2005 6,780
2006 7,830
2007 6,850
2008 6,800
2009 5,860
2010 5,240
2011 5,540
2012 6,430
2013 7,060
2014 6,890
2015 6,180
2016 6,000
2017 5,280

Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials

Year Number
2005 1,280
2006 1,110
2007 1,210
2008 1,250
2009 1,150
2010 1,250
2011 1,040
2012 1,370
2014 1,140
2015 570

Sewing Machine Operators

Year Number
2005 4,490
2006 4,290
2007 4,500
2008 4,130
2009 3,370
2010 2,750
2011 3,020
2012 3,370
2013 3,210
2014 3,000
2015 2,160
2016 2,460
2017 2,450

Shoe and Leather Workers and Repairers

Year Number
2007 300
2008 280
2009 220
2014 430
2015 250
2016 200
2017 210

Shoe Machine Operators and Tenders

Year Number
2014 70

Sewers, Hand

Year Number
2006 400
2008 370
2009 220
2010 180

Tailors, Dressmakers, and Custom Sewers

Year Number
2005 770
2006 710
2007 560
2008 440
2009 230
2010 260
2011 400
2012 440
2013 330
2014 430
2015 500
2016 560
2017 350

Textile Bleaching and Dyeing Machine Operators and Tenders

Year Number
2015 70
2016 120
2017 100

Textile Cutting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders

Year Number
2005 260
2006 260
2007 340
2008 200
2009 150
2010 100
2011 90
2012 60
2013 70
2014 80
2015 100
2017 100

Textile Knitting and Weaving Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders

Year Number
2005 120
2006 50
2007 40
2010 140
2012 50
2015 100

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

Year Number
2009 40
2010 40
2011 40

Extruding and Forming Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Synthetic and Glass Fibers

Year Number
2005 240
2006 220
2007 220
2008 150
2011 200
2012 230
2013 470
2015 400

Fabric and Apparel Patternmakers

Year Number
2005 70
2010 30
2011 70
2012 90
2013 70
2014 100

Upholsterers

Year Number
2005 880
2006 930
2007 860
2008 710
2009 640
2010 830
2011 840
2012 840
2013 560
2014 680
2015 700
2016 810
2017 720

Textile, Apparel, and Furnishings Workers, All Other

Year Number
2005 830
2006 890
2007 540
2008 620
2017 120

Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters

Year Number
2005 2,630
2006 2,690
2007 2,680
2008 2,360
2009 1,830
2010 1,540
2011 1,380
2012 1,020
2013 1,190
2014 1,400
2015 1,240
2016 1,320
2017 1,520

Furniture Finishers

Year Number
2005 480
2006 460
2007 530
2008 580
2009 460
2010 320
2011 290
2012 400
2013 400
2014 330
2015 270
2016 200
2017 140

Model Makers, Wood

Year Number
2007 100

Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood

Year Number
2005 120
2006 220
2007 130
2008 90
2010 100
2011 100

Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing

Year Number
2005 960
2006 870
2007 810
2008 460
2009 330
2010 430
2011 520
2012 710
2013 660
2014 540
2015 520
2016 330
2017 340

Woodworkers, All Other

Year Number
2005 280
2006 350
2007 420
2008 470

Power Distributors and Dispatchers

Year Number
2009 130
2010 170
2011 150
2013 210
2014 300
2016 210
2017 220

Power Plant Operators

Year Number
2005 300
2010 700
2011 850
2012 540
2015 470
2016 330
2017 440

Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators

Year Number
2005 830
2006 1,240
2007 1,100
2008 1,270
2009 1,210
2010 1,370
2011 1,390
2012 1,680
2013 1,440
2014 2,570
2015 2,210
2016 2,240
2017 1,540

Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators

Year Number
2005 1,460
2006 1,740
2007 1,220
2008 1,230
2009 960
2010 1,050
2011 1,350
2012 1,440
2013 1,570
2014 1,740
2015 1,460
2016 1,330
2017 1,170

Chemical Plant and System Operators

Year Number
2005 900
2006 820
2007 650
2008 870
2009 1,060
2010 1,190
2011 1,370
2012 780
2013 930
2014 490
2015 440
2016 490
2017 540

Gas Plant Operators

Year Number
2006 350
2007 340
2008 150
2010 100
2011 240
2012 300
2013 400
2015 460
2016 780
2017 410

Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers

Year Number
2005 670
2006 630
2007 780
2012 320

Plant and System Operators, All Other

Year Number
2005 380
2006 260
2007 220
2008 160
2009 160
2010 110
2011 140
2012 220
2013 290
2014 180
2015 110

Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders

Year Number
2005 1,250
2006 1,010
2007 900
2008 820
2009 700
2010 1,340
2011 1,830
2012 2,710
2013 1,890
2014 1,540
2015 1,080
2016 800
2017 940

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

Year Number
2005 920
2006 390
2007 790
2008 370
2009 460
2010 370
2013 1,240
2014 330
2016 210

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

Year Number
2005 770
2006 480
2007 420
2008 290
2009 360
2010 430
2011 420
2012 390
2013 330
2014 420
2015 280

Grinding and Polishing Workers, Hand

Year Number
2005 770
2006 1,120
2007 1,030
2008 910
2009 750
2010 550
2011 610
2012 600
2013 600
2015 190
2016 190
2017 300

Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders

Year Number
2005 3,500
2006 4,480
2007 4,080
2008 4,200
2009 3,210
2010 3,360
2011 3,550
2012 3,650
2013 3,860
2014 3,720
2015 3,770
2016 3,920
2017 3,920

Cutters and Trimmers, Hand

Year Number
2005 670
2006 660
2007 500
2008 630
2009 440
2010 400
2011 200
2012 190
2013 240
2014 650
2015 250
2017 160

Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders

Year Number
2005 2,240
2006 2,680
2007 2,830
2008 2,870
2009 3,190
2010 2,980
2011 2,400
2012 1,560
2013 1,240
2014 1,460
2015 1,590
2016 1,510
2017 1,210

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

Year Number
2005 1,470
2006 1,610
2007 1,480
2008 1,660
2009 1,280
2010 1,360
2011 1,210
2012 1,360
2013 1,400
2014 1,080
2015 820
2016 410
2017 650

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

Year Number
2005 210
2006 180
2007 190
2008 120
2009 90
2010 70
2011 170
2012 310
2013 380
2014 350
2015 150
2016 140

Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers

Year Number
2005 12,840
2006 12,550
2007 13,150
2008 12,310
2009 11,530
2010 10,570
2011 10,950
2012 11,640
2013 11,660
2014 12,200
2015 12,670
2016 13,430
2017 15,180

Jewelers and Precious Stone and Metal Workers

Year Number
2005 1,260
2006 1,340
2007 970
2009 250
2010 500
2011 490
2012 610
2013 460
2014 460
2017 720

Dental Laboratory Technicians

Year Number
2005 900
2006 900
2007 820
2008 790
2009 840
2010 890
2011 730
2012 640
2013 720
2014 580
2015 510
2016 600
2017 650

Medical Appliance Technicians

Year Number
2008 110
2009 200
2011 490
2012 420
2013 550
2014 340
2015 330
2016 350
2017 300

Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians

Year Number
2005 540
2006 650
2007 710
2008 490
2009 620
2010 720
2011 590
2012 550
2013 600
2015 1,130
2016 1,310
2017 1,080

Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders

Year Number
2005 14,120
2006 13,140
2007 13,500
2008 14,520
2009 12,050
2010 11,190
2011 10,870
2012 13,160
2013 15,850
2014 17,120
2015 16,320
2016 13,610
2017 13,250

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

Year Number
2005 2,670
2006 2,760
2007 2,820
2008 2,560
2009 2,070
2010 1,480
2011 1,350
2012 1,710
2013 1,640
2014 1,970
2015 1,020
2016 970
2017 1,560

Painters, Transportation Equipment

Year Number
2005 1,130
2006 1,100
2007 1,230
2008 1,250
2009 1,450
2010 1,400
2011 1,380
2012 1,160
2013 1,090
2014 1,150
2015 1,100
2016 1,220
2017 1,160

Painting, Coating, and Decorating Workers

Year Number
2006 1,420
2007 1,090
2008 790
2009 410
2010 350
2011 380
2012 490
2013 480
2014 450
2015 410
2016 100
2017 210

Photographic Process Workers and Processing Machine Operators

Year Number
2005 8,901,770
2006 9,201,280
2007 6,801,680
2008 8,001,370
2009 8,301,100
2010 1,990
2011 1,600
2012 1,440
2013 690
2014 650
2015 650
2016 540
2017 400

Adhesive Bonding Machine Operators and Tenders

Year Number
2005 710
2006 520
2007 570
2008 470
2009 410
2010 200
2011 240
2013 190
2014 140
2015 190
2016 200
2017 320

Cleaning, Washing, and Metal Pickling Equipment Operators and Tenders

Year Number
2005 270
2006 280
2007 380
2008 290
2009 360
2010 390
2011 410
2012 360
2013 460
2014 520
2015 590
2016 360
2017 340

Cooling and Freezing Equipment Operators and Tenders

Year Number
2006 40
2008 220
2009 220
2010 200
2012 40
2013 40
2014 210
2016 200
2017 130

Etchers and Engravers

Year Number
2006 230
2007 300
2008 480
2009 310
2010 300
2011 170
2012 210
2013 200
2014 130
2015 120
2016 230
2017 320

Molders, Shapers, and Casters, Except Metal and Plastic

Year Number
2005 600
2006 1,190
2007 990
2008 980
2009 560
2010 630
2011 850
2012 750
2013 770
2014 870
2015 740
2016 660
2017 740

Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders

Year Number
2005 3,290
2006 4,310
2007 3,600
2008 4,160
2009 3,480
2010 4,150
2011 4,300
2012 4,600
2013 4,410
2014 3,620
2015 2,900
2016 2,200
2017 2,500

Tire Builders

Year Number
2017 240

Helpers--Production Workers

Year Number
2005 22,650
2006 20,360
2007 22,030
2008 17,750
2009 15,600
2010 12,910
2011 15,250
2012 12,650
2013 12,630
2014 11,510
2015 7,880
2016 8,610
2017 8,360

Production Workers, All Other

Year Number
2012 12,500
2013 10,730
2014 14,680
2016 33,110
2017 33,970