Numbers of Production Occupations in East Arkansas nonmetropolitan area

Occupation group

Production Occupations

Year Number
2006 18,250
2007 17,570
2008 17,030
2009 14,370
2010 14,250
2011 13,830
2012 15,690
2013 14,540
2014 14,520
2015 10,860
2016 10,020
2017 10,320
2018 10,640

Individual occupations

First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers

Year Number
2006 880
2007 760
2008 880
2009 800
2010 840
2011 820
2012 940
2013 1,020
2014 1,040
2015 940
2016 910
2017 950
2018 1,040

Coil Winders, Tapers, and Finishers

Year Number
2008 190
2009 170
2010 80

Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers

Year Number
2011 50
2013 50
2014 60

Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters

Year Number
2006 250
2007 160
2008 160
2009 110
2011 90
2012 70
2013 60
2014 70

Team Assemblers

Year Number
2006 1,660
2007 2,540
2008 2,410
2009 1,830
2010 1,720
2011 1,400
2012 2,370
2013 2,330
2014 2,230
2015 1,930
2016 1,950

Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other

Year Number
2006 430
2007 420
2008 240
2009 140
2010 90
2011 70
2012 110
2013 150
2014 190
2015 200
2016 200

Bakers

Year Number
2006 50
2008 30
2011 50
2012 60
2013 60

Butchers and Meat Cutters

Year Number
2006 210
2007 200
2008 230
2009 170
2010 100
2011 110
2012 120
2013 150
2014 100
2015 80
2016 50
2017 70
2018 50

Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers

Year Number
2010 440
2013 530

Slaughterers and Meat Packers

Year Number
2010 790
2011 410

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

Year Number
2011 80
2012 80
2017 60

Food Batchmakers

Year Number
2009 60
2010 80
2014 30
2017 130

Food Cooking Machine Operators and Tenders

Year Number
2006 60
2007 70
2010 30
2014 300

Food Processing Workers, All Other

Year Number
2006 160
2007 510
2008 480
2009 500
2012 90
2013 110
2014 130

Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic

Year Number
2006 160
2007 170
2008 190
2009 120
2018 50

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

Year Number
2006 290
2007 290
2008 290
2009 290
2010 250
2011 340
2012 360
2013 390
2014 150
2015 140
2016 150
2018 480

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

Year Number
2010 50
2011 40
2012 60

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

Year Number
2006 240
2007 250
2008 220
2009 180
2010 130
2012 130
2013 190
2014 190
2016 130
2018 240

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

Year Number
2006 620
2007 600
2008 610
2009 600
2010 580
2011 490
2012 470
2013 590
2014 460
2015 640
2016 350
2017 380
2018 350

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

Year Number
2006 70
2007 70
2008 70
2009 60
2010 50
2011 30

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

Year Number
2006 140
2007 130
2008 110
2009 130
2010 80
2014 70
2015 50
2016 40
2017 30

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

Year Number
2007 120
2008 110
2009 60
2010 30
2011 40
2012 40

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

Year Number
2012 240
2014 120

Machinists

Year Number
2006 1,370
2007 1,420
2008 1,050
2009 840
2010 960
2011 930
2012 290
2013 230
2014 200
2015 190
2016 180
2017 240
2018 240

Metal-Refining Furnace Operators and Tenders

Year Number
2006 130
2007 100
2008 110
2009 90
2010 170
2012 130
2013 100
2014 110

Pourers and Casters, Metal

Year Number
2013 30

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

Year Number
2006 340
2007 320
2008 410
2009 390
2012 70
2013 120
2014 150
2015 350
2016 480
2017 320

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

Year Number
2006 100
2007 130
2010 40
2016 70
2017 30
2018 30

Tool and Die Makers

Year Number
2006 110
2007 140
2008 100
2009 90
2010 110
2011 90
2012 100
2013 40
2014 70
2015 40
2016 80
2017 70
2018 60

Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers

Year Number
2006 1,400
2007 1,110
2008 1,590
2009 1,370
2010 800
2011 950
2012 1,180
2013 1,380
2014 640
2015 530
2016 340
2017 450
2018 600

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

Year Number
2007 200
2008 120
2009 130
2010 120
2011 150

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

Year Number
2006 260
2010 60
2011 110
2012 160
2013 100
2014 130
2015 100
2016 140
2017 90
2018 160

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

Year Number
2012 40
2013 40

Metal Workers and Plastic Workers, All Other

Year Number
2008 30
2009 40

Prepress Technicians and Workers

Year Number
2006 70
2014 50

Printing Press Operators

Year Number
2008 80
2009 180
2010 50
2011 50
2012 80
2013 80
2014 70
2015 30
2017 380

Print Binding and Finishing Workers

Year Number
2006 50

Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers

Year Number
2006 200
2007 160
2008 130
2009 90
2010 90
2011 100
2012 120
2013 130
2014 150
2016 70
2017 70
2018 60

Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials

Year Number
2006 70
2007 70
2010 60
2012 40

Sewing Machine Operators

Year Number
2006 180
2008 120
2009 80
2010 60
2011 110
2012 110

Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters

Year Number
2007 50
2008 30
2009 40
2010 50
2011 60
2012 40
2013 50

Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood

Year Number
2006 210
2007 230
2008 130
2009 120
2010 170
2011 200
2012 250
2013 180
2014 180
2015 70
2016 60
2017 70
2018 50

Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing

Year Number
2006 230
2007 140
2008 100
2009 110
2010 90
2011 50
2012 50
2013 110
2014 120
2015 70
2018 60

Power Plant Operators

Year Number
2014 160

Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators

Year Number
2006 50
2008 40
2014 30

Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators

Year Number
2007 160
2008 130
2009 120
2010 160
2011 170
2012 240
2013 290
2014 280
2015 90
2016 100
2017 180
2018 280

Gas Plant Operators

Year Number
2009 30

Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders

Year Number
2009 90
2010 100
2011 60
2012 50
2013 90
2014 330
2015 80
2018 70

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

Year Number
2006 80
2007 40
2011 40

Grinding and Polishing Workers, Hand

Year Number
2006 60
2007 60

Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders

Year Number
2006 120
2007 170
2008 180
2009 140
2010 120
2014 70
2015 80
2016 190
2017 190
2018 220

Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders

Year Number
2006 70
2007 60
2008 50
2009 40
2013 30

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

Year Number
2006 220
2007 280
2008 160
2009 100
2010 50
2011 50
2012 90
2013 160
2014 220

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

Year Number
2006 110
2008 100
2009 90
2014 40
2015 40
2016 40

Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers

Year Number
2006 730
2007 690
2008 720
2009 670
2010 690
2011 650
2012 750
2013 660
2014 730
2015 600
2016 560
2017 510
2018 440

Dental Laboratory Technicians

Year Number
2009 30

Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians

Year Number
2012 50
2013 60

Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders

Year Number
2006 500
2007 430
2008 410
2009 370
2010 550
2011 460
2012 470
2013 350
2014 470
2015 220
2016 130
2017 160
2018 170

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

Year Number
2006 100
2007 90
2008 120
2009 120
2010 130
2011 80
2012 80
2013 90
2014 170
2015 160
2016 140
2018 70

Painters, Transportation Equipment

Year Number
2006 80
2007 40
2008 110
2009 110
2010 80
2011 260
2012 360
2013 360
2014 200
2015 190
2017 100

Cleaning, Washing, and Metal Pickling Equipment Operators and Tenders

Year Number
2012 40
2013 80
2014 90

Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders

Year Number
2006 140

Helpers--Production Workers

Year Number
2006 2,490
2007 1,920
2008 1,870
2009 1,380
2010 1,170
2011 1,020
2012 1,210
2013 1,220
2014 1,190
2015 460
2016 500
2017 570
2018 630

Production Workers, All Other

Year Number
2012 220
2013 250
2014 180
2016 30
2017 90
2018 110