Numbers of Production Occupations in California

Occupation group

Production Occupations

Year Number
2001 1,148,230
2002 1,107,270
2003 1,076,140
2004 1,015,270
2005 989,250
2006 974,890
2007 960,440
2008 952,870
2009 868,070
2010 790,840
2011 779,880
2012 787,240
2013 807,060
2014 829,740
2015 860,770
2016 871,160
2017 849,170
2018 836,260

Individual occupations

First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers

Year Number
2001 71,960
2002 67,320
2003 67,450
2004 67,500
2005 65,370
2006 63,290
2007 59,680
2008 58,380
2009 53,950
2010 49,880
2011 49,170
2012 49,990
2013 50,730
2014 52,310
2015 53,990
2016 53,850
2017 52,290
2018 49,570

Aircraft Structure, Surfaces, Rigging, and Systems Assemblers

Year Number
2001 4,560
2006 2,660
2007 3,680
2008 3,900
2009 3,550
2010 2,790
2011 2,990
2012 3,530
2013 3,120
2014 3,410
2015 2,920
2016 3,270
2017 3,120
2018 3,370

Coil Winders, Tapers, and Finishers

Year Number
2001 3,900
2002 3,330
2003 2,830
2004 1,480
2005 1,800
2006 1,710
2007 1,410
2008 1,330
2009 1,110
2010 1,340
2011 1,460
2012 1,480
2013 1,260
2014 1,010
2015 1,210
2016 1,260
2017 1,240
2018 840

Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers

Year Number
2001 49,520
2002 44,280
2003 37,440
2004 32,340
2005 27,520
2006 24,970
2007 25,440
2008 24,070
2009 22,760
2010 21,500
2011 22,410
2012 25,390
2013 28,280
2014 30,320
2015 29,530
2016 33,500

Electromechanical Equipment Assemblers

Year Number
2001 9,540
2002 9,540
2003 9,830
2004 9,050
2005 10,060
2006 10,160
2007 10,790
2008 10,090
2009 8,380
2010 6,310
2011 6,130
2012 6,260
2013 6,700
2014 6,520
2015 6,190
2016 5,860

Engine and Other Machine Assemblers

Year Number
2001 2,480
2002 1,830
2003 1,580
2004 1,660
2005 2,110
2006 2,190
2007 2,100
2008 1,440
2009 1,550
2010 1,480
2011 1,390
2012 1,050
2013 1,210
2014 1,690
2015 1,930
2016 1,470
2017 1,360
2018 1,680

Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters

Year Number
2001 7,530
2002 7,810
2003 7,600
2004 7,300
2005 7,410
2006 7,800
2007 7,230
2008 8,070
2009 7,100
2010 6,990
2011 7,090
2012 6,660
2013 6,030
2014 5,870
2015 6,830
2016 6,500
2017 5,940
2018 5,990

Fiberglass Laminators and Fabricators

Year Number
2001 2,820
2002 3,380
2003 2,280
2004 2,580
2005 1,900
2006 2,690
2007 3,190
2008 4,210
2009 2,430
2010 1,790
2011 1,490
2012 1,600
2013 1,680
2014 1,700
2015 1,250
2016 1,290
2017 1,090
2018 1,290

Team Assemblers

Year Number
2001 123,570
2002 120,400
2003 110,910
2004 103,630
2005 95,710
2006 95,990
2007 90,390
2008 87,430
2009 78,460
2010 72,120
2011 75,610
2012 78,930
2013 78,410
2014 78,170
2015 81,010
2016 83,860

Timing Device Assemblers and Adjusters

Year Number
2001 920
2002 800
2003 720
2004 340
2005 220
2006 460
2007 340
2008 400
2009 290
2010 230
2011 180
2016 60

Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other

Year Number
2004 32,020
2005 32,760
2006 31,900
2007 32,360
2008 31,750
2009 29,810
2010 25,910
2011 24,030
2012 21,020
2013 22,900
2014 22,190
2015 22,070
2016 20,310

Bakers

Year Number
2001 19,020
2002 21,120
2003 21,330
2004 18,780
2005 18,020
2006 18,200
2007 20,100
2008 20,130
2009 18,790
2010 17,600
2011 19,320
2012 21,700
2013 24,180
2014 27,900
2015 29,850
2016 30,330
2017 27,740
2018 24,630

Butchers and Meat Cutters

Year Number
2001 17,700
2002 17,640
2003 17,350
2004 18,610
2005 17,700
2006 17,740
2007 17,560
2008 17,040
2009 16,770
2010 17,520
2011 18,920
2012 20,280
2013 21,620
2014 20,840
2015 20,650
2016 19,080
2017 19,280
2018 19,800

Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers

Year Number
2001 10,840
2002 8,920
2003 7,650
2004 7,990
2005 9,140
2006 10,860
2007 13,130
2008 15,390
2009 14,760
2010 13,120
2011 9,790
2012 8,470
2013 8,190
2014 8,920
2015 7,820
2016 8,180
2017 6,990
2018 6,460

Slaughterers and Meat Packers

Year Number
2001 3,320
2002 4,300
2003 4,370
2004 3,120
2005 3,410
2006 3,130
2007 5,290
2008 5,210
2009 6,020
2010 4,620
2011 4,570
2012 3,960
2013 5,680
2014 5,830
2015 5,100
2016 4,590
2017 4,330
2018 5,350

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

Year Number
2001 2,870
2002 2,800
2003 2,820
2004 2,440
2005 2,500
2006 2,480
2007 2,150
2008 2,060
2009 1,950
2010 2,340
2011 1,920
2012 1,740
2013 1,380
2014 1,640
2015 2,570
2016 2,240
2017 2,360
2018 1,720

Food Batchmakers

Year Number
2001 6,850
2002 7,390
2003 8,790
2004 10,520
2005 11,450
2006 13,120
2007 15,620
2008 16,260
2009 18,330
2010 16,590
2011 15,840
2012 13,520
2013 12,910
2014 14,090
2015 14,720
2016 17,180
2017 17,780
2018 17,900

Food Cooking Machine Operators and Tenders

Year Number
2001 3,970
2002 3,440
2003 3,530
2004 2,760
2005 3,670
2006 4,220
2007 6,700
2008 6,140
2009 5,440
2010 2,490
2011 2,770
2012 2,830
2013 2,870
2014 3,400
2015 3,570
2016 5,120
2017 5,270
2018 5,230

Food Processing Workers, All Other

Year Number
2004 50,030
2005 52,010
2006 41,970
2007 32,170
2008 25,280
2009 21,630
2012 1,840
2013 2,140
2014 2,450
2015 3,980
2016 5,230
2017 5,880
2018 5,430

Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic

Year Number
2001 13,040
2002 12,130
2003 12,240
2004 10,510
2005 10,640
2006 10,360
2007 10,850
2008 11,380
2009 10,000
2010 9,610
2011 9,530
2012 9,610
2013 8,680
2014 10,020
2015 10,490
2016 11,430
2017 11,910
2018 12,220

Computer Numerically Controlled Machine Tool Programmers, Metal and Plastic

Year Number
2001 1,990
2002 1,950
2003 1,870
2004 1,980
2005 1,980
2006 1,930
2007 1,720
2008 1,690
2009 1,360
2010 1,730
2011 2,380
2012 2,730
2013 2,580
2014 2,470
2015 2,530
2016 2,640
2017 2,690
2018 2,580

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

Year Number
2001 7,950
2002 7,030
2003 6,540
2004 5,290
2005 4,590
2006 4,370
2007 4,870
2008 5,330
2009 5,350
2010 5,140
2011 4,800
2012 4,840
2013 4,890
2014 3,820
2015 3,950
2016 3,770
2017 3,990
2018 4,040

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

Year Number
2001 2,390
2002 2,450
2003 2,520
2004 2,450
2005 2,000
2006 2,120
2007 2,150
2008 1,880
2009 1,710
2010 2,000
2011 2,270
2012 2,370
2013 1,970
2014 2,000
2015 1,750
2016 1,740
2017 1,470
2018 1,790

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

Year Number
2001 3,620
2002 2,990
2003 3,340
2004 2,900
2005 2,970
2006 2,810
2007 2,900
2008 2,560
2009 2,580
2010 1,850
2011 2,100
2012 1,670
2013 1,920
2014 1,820
2015 2,180
2016 2,250
2017 1,720
2018 1,490

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

Year Number
2001 23,390
2002 22,460
2003 20,510
2004 17,590
2005 21,300
2006 21,180
2007 21,220
2008 20,030
2009 16,650
2010 14,360
2011 12,720
2012 12,720
2013 12,310
2014 12,660
2015 13,120
2016 14,300
2017 13,610
2018 12,060

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

Year Number
2001 4,590
2002 4,760
2003 4,020
2004 3,400
2005 3,200
2006 2,920
2007 3,000
2008 2,700
2009 2,450
2010 2,110
2011 1,950
2012 2,020
2013 1,710
2014 2,030
2015 1,900
2016 1,650
2017 1,530
2018 1,730

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

Year Number
2001 12,350
2002 11,470
2003 11,230
2004 9,790
2005 11,240
2006 11,800
2007 11,340
2008 10,240
2009 8,700
2010 8,280
2011 8,450
2012 8,120
2013 7,650
2014 7,600
2015 8,070
2016 8,500
2017 8,510
2018 8,270

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

Year Number
2001 5,240
2002 5,030
2003 5,440
2004 5,790
2005 5,420
2006 5,460
2007 5,190
2008 4,920
2009 4,140
2010 3,440
2011 3,480
2012 3,690
2013 4,540
2014 4,610
2015 4,990
2016 4,330
2017 3,710
2018 3,520

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

Year Number
2001 3,080
2002 3,100
2003 2,870
2004 3,040
2005 2,480
2006 2,560
2007 2,680
2008 3,190
2009 2,930
2010 2,220
2011 2,090
2012 1,890
2013 2,610
2014 2,700
2015 2,880
2016 2,440
2017 2,190
2018 2,110

Machinists

Year Number
2001 43,400
2002 39,610
2003 37,650
2004 34,790
2005 30,970
2006 31,460
2007 32,450
2008 35,020
2009 33,020
2010 30,080
2011 29,900
2012 32,040
2013 34,000
2014 34,490
2015 33,810
2016 34,860
2017 34,890
2018 36,530

Metal-Refining Furnace Operators and Tenders

Year Number
2001 1,010
2002 660
2003 700
2004 680
2005 420
2006 400
2007 410
2008 550
2009 470
2010 440
2011 500
2012 560
2013 420
2014 390
2015 390
2016 390
2017 400
2018 420

Pourers and Casters, Metal

Year Number
2001 630
2002 550
2003 570
2004 550
2005 690
2006 760
2007 750
2008 940
2009 690
2010 740
2011 690
2012 700
2013 610
2014 500
2015 490
2016 410
2017 380
2018 430

Model Makers, Metal and Plastic

Year Number
2001 660
2002 680
2003 580
2004 440
2005 350
2006 460
2007 580
2008 640
2009 560
2010 380
2011 300
2012 400
2013 440
2014 490
2015 450
2016 440
2017 460
2018 400

Patternmakers, Metal and Plastic

Year Number
2001 790
2002 770
2003 550
2004 720
2006 340
2007 230
2008 180
2009 200
2010 180
2011 230
2012 170
2013 300
2014 480
2015 410
2016 280
2017 130
2018 80

Foundry Mold and Coremakers

Year Number
2001 1,950
2002 1,670
2003 1,630
2004 1,460
2005 900
2006 680
2007 640
2008 660
2009 590
2010 500
2011 520
2012 540
2013 530
2014 610
2015 690
2016 670
2017 690
2018 570

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

Year Number
2001 12,340
2002 12,730
2003 12,450
2004 13,920
2005 12,210
2006 11,820
2007 8,910
2008 8,950
2009 8,000
2010 7,990
2011 8,330
2012 9,900
2013 9,830
2014 8,600
2015 8,350
2016 8,390
2017 8,630
2018 7,750

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

Year Number
2001 8,660
2002 8,130
2003 7,060
2004 6,820
2005 4,520
2006 4,150
2007 4,340
2008 3,920
2009 3,670
2010 3,470
2011 4,940
2012 5,120
2013 5,160
2014 4,810
2015 5,470
2016 5,130
2017 5,080
2018 5,060

Tool and Die Makers

Year Number
2001 5,830
2002 4,920
2003 4,350
2004 4,520
2005 4,640
2006 4,420
2007 4,220
2008 4,080
2009 3,680
2010 2,790
2011 2,830
2012 3,150
2013 3,140
2014 3,280
2015 3,310
2016 3,360
2017 2,990
2018 2,610

Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers

Year Number
2001 32,230
2002 30,310
2003 29,590
2004 27,980
2005 27,120
2006 28,800
2007 28,340
2008 28,340
2009 24,640
2010 21,180
2011 20,160
2012 21,410
2013 22,930
2014 25,030
2015 27,070
2016 27,440
2017 26,550
2018 26,970

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

Year Number
2001 3,810
2002 3,320
2003 2,900
2004 2,380
2005 2,410
2006 2,260
2007 2,250
2008 2,170
2009 2,020
2010 1,920
2011 2,120
2012 3,060
2013 3,320
2014 3,520
2015 3,020
2016 3,100
2017 3,340
2018 3,260

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

Year Number
2001 2,480
2002 1,870
2003 1,530
2004 1,550
2005 1,160
2006 1,270
2007 1,210
2008 1,230
2009 1,180
2010 1,210
2011 1,280
2012 1,510
2013 1,390
2014 1,540
2015 1,350
2016 1,370
2017 1,140
2018 1,180

Layout Workers, Metal and Plastic

Year Number
2001 1,330
2002 960
2003 880
2004 840
2005 850
2006 900
2007 740
2008 450
2009 410
2010 590
2011 740
2013 1,600
2014 1,630
2015 870
2016 690
2017 740
2018 500

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

Year Number
2001 5,160
2002 4,580
2003 4,270
2004 4,370
2005 5,150
2006 5,400
2007 5,210
2008 4,790
2009 4,150
2010 3,690
2011 3,860
2012 3,700
2013 3,340
2014 3,660
2015 4,190
2016 5,060
2017 4,900
2018 4,730

Tool Grinders, Filers, and Sharpeners

Year Number
2001 2,410
2002 2,130
2003 2,050
2004 1,820
2005 1,470
2006 1,530
2007 1,580
2008 1,280
2009 990
2010 720
2011 840
2012 900
2013 960
2014 1,100
2015 1,140
2016 1,290
2017 970
2018 930

Metal Workers and Plastic Workers, All Other

Year Number
2004 3,830
2005 3,270
2006 2,550
2007 3,430
2008 4,290
2009 4,290
2010 2,660
2011 1,690
2012 1,480
2014 2,960
2015 3,220
2016 2,730
2017 2,330
2018 1,840

Prepress Technicians and Workers

Year Number
2001 9,110
2002 8,490
2003 8,140
2004 6,660
2005 6,060
2006 6,580
2007 6,340
2008 6,400
2009 5,740
2010 5,480
2011 4,920
2012 4,680
2013 4,240
2014 3,800
2015 3,740
2016 3,220
2017 3,070
2018 2,810

Printing Press Operators

Year Number
2001 18,830
2002 18,040
2003 17,280
2004 19,000
2005 20,000
2006 20,350
2007 21,800
2008 21,080
2009 18,160
2010 17,810
2011 16,100
2012 15,200
2013 14,660
2014 14,800
2015 15,610
2016 15,340
2017 14,500
2018 14,460

Print Binding and Finishing Workers

Year Number
2001 15,920
2002 14,190
2003 74,005,607,030
2004 56,203,906,090
2005 54,404,650
2006 48,503,903,970
2007 50,305,003,120
2008 46,105,602,790
2009 44,005,802,620
2010 4,020
2011 3,800
2012 4,010
2013 4,500
2014 4,530
2015 4,700
2016 4,320
2017 3,850
2018 3,520

Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers

Year Number
2001 19,380
2002 20,350
2003 19,990
2004 18,730
2005 18,250
2006 18,240
2007 19,360
2008 20,540
2009 20,260
2010 19,470
2011 18,610
2012 18,790
2013 18,320
2014 18,520
2015 18,290
2016 18,580
2017 17,670
2018 17,370

Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials

Year Number
2001 13,070
2002 13,450
2003 15,430
2004 13,400
2005 12,010
2006 11,880
2007 10,870
2008 11,060
2009 9,650
2010 9,390
2011 8,340
2012 7,860
2013 7,410
2014 6,930
2015 6,530
2016 6,960
2017 7,170
2018 6,390

Sewing Machine Operators

Year Number
2001 66,430
2002 61,890
2003 58,630
2004 54,310
2005 51,080
2006 49,510
2007 48,730
2008 47,250
2009 38,790
2010 33,180
2011 31,870
2012 31,090
2013 33,170
2014 32,510
2015 30,580
2016 27,850
2017 26,260
2018 25,330

Shoe and Leather Workers and Repairers

Year Number
2001 1,260
2002 1,690
2003 1,110
2004 820
2005 440
2006 420
2007 610
2008 840
2009 700
2010 590
2011 560
2012 580
2013 540
2014 590
2015 780
2016 640
2017 660
2018 1,100

Shoe Machine Operators and Tenders

Year Number
2001 130
2002 130
2003 120
2004 290
2005 460
2006 460
2007 370
2008 430
2009 290
2011 70
2012 40
2015 100
2016 120
2017 120
2018 90

Sewers, Hand

Year Number
2001 6,120
2002 4,530
2003 4,960
2004 1,930
2005 1,660
2006 1,300
2007 950
2008 1,100
2009 1,020
2010 1,480
2011 1,020
2012 1,180
2013 850
2014 1,000
2015 1,340
2016 1,820
2017 1,650
2018 1,370

Tailors, Dressmakers, and Custom Sewers

Year Number
2001 3,970
2002 3,430
2003 4,260
2004 3,550
2005 4,190
2006 3,550
2007 4,390
2008 4,220
2009 3,480
2010 3,160
2011 3,700
2012 3,980
2013 3,450
2014 2,580
2015 2,140
2016 2,220
2017 2,470
2018 2,860

Textile Bleaching and Dyeing Machine Operators and Tenders

Year Number
2001 4,970
2002 3,680
2003 3,380
2004 2,860
2005 4,100
2006 3,880
2007 3,850
2008 3,930
2009 3,610
2010 3,620
2011 2,800
2012 2,300
2013 2,470
2014 2,750
2015 2,460
2016 2,390
2017 1,590
2018 1,520

Textile Cutting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders

Year Number
2001 6,180
2002 5,590
2003 5,540
2004 4,920
2005 3,180
2006 2,670
2007 3,470
2008 3,430
2009 3,710
2010 3,130
2011 3,660
2012 3,170
2013 2,910
2014 2,660
2015 2,740
2016 2,550
2017 1,580
2018 1,130

Textile Knitting and Weaving Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders

Year Number
2001 3,820
2002 3,140
2003 3,100
2004 2,580
2005 2,910
2006 3,000
2007 2,430
2008 2,280
2009 1,930
2010 1,280
2011 1,220
2012 1,100
2013 1,430
2014 1,360
2015 1,390
2016 1,250
2017 1,380
2018 1,330

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

Year Number
2001 1,900
2002 1,010
2003 990
2004 1,160
2005 930
2006 1,020
2007 890
2008 700
2009 620
2010 320
2011 370
2012 400
2013 450
2014 410
2015 320
2016 340
2017 380
2018 310

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

Year Number
2001 790
2002 770
2003 600
2004 590
2005 570
2006 450
2007 790
2008 650
2009 990
2010 820
2011 930
2012 670
2013 880
2014 1,040
2015 1,350
2016 1,550
2017 1,640
2018 1,030

Fabric and Apparel Patternmakers

Year Number
2001 3,490
2002 2,960
2003 3,240
2004 2,850
2005 2,360
2006 2,220
2007 2,390
2008 2,490
2009 2,670
2010 2,500
2011 2,320
2012 2,210
2013 2,020
2014 1,970
2015 1,680
2016 1,500
2017 1,530
2018 1,530

Upholsterers

Year Number
2001 5,250
2002 5,830
2003 5,690
2004 5,480
2005 4,980
2006 5,030
2007 4,750
2008 4,930
2009 3,700
2010 3,260
2011 2,990
2012 3,290
2013 3,280
2014 3,030
2015 3,590
2016 3,560
2017 3,360
2018 2,580

Textile, Apparel, and Furnishings Workers, All Other

Year Number
2004 1,550
2005 1,470
2006 1,640
2007 2,020
2008 2,210
2009 1,570
2010 1,270
2011 1,490
2012 1,590
2013 1,620
2014 1,810
2015 1,610
2016 1,850
2017 1,420
2018 1,760

Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters

Year Number
2001 18,050
2002 16,690
2003 16,460
2004 15,430
2005 15,120
2006 15,640
2007 15,150
2008 13,820
2009 10,820
2010 8,720
2011 7,970
2012 7,780
2013 8,110
2014 8,940
2015 9,650
2016 10,810
2017 10,650
2018 10,690

Furniture Finishers

Year Number
2001 3,880
2002 3,460
2003 3,330
2004 3,030
2005 2,970
2006 3,510
2007 3,260
2008 3,210
2009 2,720
2010 2,230
2011 1,370
2012 1,230
2013 900
2014 1,260
2015 1,250
2016 1,490
2017 1,410
2018 1,450

Model Makers, Wood

Year Number
2001 530
2002 710
2003 440
2004 280
2005 130
2007 140
2008 60
2009 60
2011 30
2012 60
2013 80
2014 90
2015 50

Patternmakers, Wood

Year Number
2001 310
2002 260
2003 220
2004 140
2005 130
2006 180
2007 160
2008 140
2009 100
2010 100
2011 50
2012 50
2015 50
2016 70
2017 90

Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood

Year Number
2001 2,600
2002 3,450
2003 3,690
2004 3,940
2005 5,340
2006 4,320
2007 3,610
2008 2,610
2009 1,950
2010 1,740
2011 1,720
2012 1,880
2013 2,720
2014 3,130
2015 3,590
2016 3,340
2017 3,800
2018 2,860

Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing

Year Number
2001 7,940
2002 7,400
2003 6,600
2004 7,020
2005 7,780
2006 8,520
2007 8,760
2008 8,310
2009 6,780
2010 4,980
2011 4,130
2012 3,950
2013 3,810
2014 3,950
2015 3,760
2016 4,270
2017 4,450
2018 4,340

Woodworkers, All Other

Year Number
2004 1,870
2005 1,180
2006 1,600
2008 2,250
2009 2,450
2010 2,050
2011 1,410
2012 720
2013 790
2014 840
2015 560
2016 680
2017 530
2018 540

Nuclear Power Reactor Operators

Year Number
2011 390
2013 450

Power Distributors and Dispatchers

Year Number
2001 760
2002 1,030
2003 670
2004 490
2005 420
2006 510
2007 600
2008 760
2009 1,300
2010 1,220
2011 1,330
2012 950
2013 830
2014 930
2015 1,260
2016 1,080
2017 1,590
2018 1,060

Power Plant Operators

Year Number
2001 2,720
2002 4,310
2003 4,100
2004 3,930
2005 3,430
2006 2,760
2007 2,870
2008 3,510
2009 3,460
2010 3,290
2011 3,370
2012 4,280
2013 4,330
2014 4,100
2015 3,510
2016 3,200
2017 3,210
2018 3,670

Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators

Year Number
2001 5,980
2002 6,710
2003 6,250
2004 6,210
2005 4,700
2006 4,630
2007 3,610
2008 3,160
2009 3,190
2010 3,410
2011 3,400
2012 3,620
2013 3,750
2014 3,930
2015 3,980
2016 3,790
2017 3,370
2018 2,950

Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators

Year Number
2001 8,220
2002 9,140
2003 9,080
2004 8,430
2005 8,060
2006 8,250
2007 8,080
2008 8,430
2009 8,830
2010 9,200
2011 9,920
2012 10,410
2013 10,440
2014 10,580
2015 11,400
2016 11,280
2017 11,330
2018 11,980

Chemical Plant and System Operators

Year Number
2001 2,100
2002 1,570
2003 1,180
2004 1,250
2005 1,170
2006 1,400
2007 1,340
2008 1,000
2009 1,070
2010 1,090
2011 1,140
2012 1,170
2013 1,390
2014 1,440
2015 1,400
2016 1,090
2017 1,150
2018 1,290

Gas Plant Operators

Year Number
2001 890
2004 730
2005 780
2006 970
2007 1,060
2008 860
2009 270
2010 470
2011 600
2012 770
2013 1,300
2014 1,520
2015 1,700
2016 1,470
2017 1,070
2018 970

Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers

Year Number
2001 4,380
2002 5,110
2003 5,650
2004 4,900
2005 4,550
2006 5,210
2007 5,090
2008 5,680
2009 6,010
2010 5,270
2011 4,610
2012 4,070
2013 4,290
2014 4,220
2015 4,370
2016 4,700
2017 4,530
2018 4,740

Plant and System Operators, All Other

Year Number
2004 2,840
2005 2,680
2006 2,570
2007 1,690
2010 1,670
2011 1,620
2012 1,470
2013 1,070
2014 1,010
2015 990
2016 980
2017 1,590
2018 1,530

Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders

Year Number
2001 3,140
2002 2,440
2003 1,910
2004 1,580
2005 1,060
2006 1,280
2007 2,200
2008 2,580
2009 2,760
2010 2,490
2011 2,350
2012 2,440
2013 2,650
2014 2,390
2015 2,850
2016 2,350
2017 3,160
2018 2,600

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

Year Number
2001 5,380
2002 5,400
2003 6,050
2004 5,800
2005 5,690
2006 5,900
2007 6,630
2008 7,180
2009 6,780
2010 6,520
2011 6,610
2012 7,130
2013 6,410
2014 7,080
2015 7,960
2016 8,850
2017 9,360
2018 9,370

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

Year Number
2001 3,260
2002 2,920
2003 2,900
2004 3,050
2005 3,570
2006 3,090
2007 3,150
2008 2,550
2009 2,320
2010 2,320
2011 2,650
2012 2,100
2013 1,850
2014 1,880
2015 2,410
2016 2,900
2017 3,180
2018 3,000

Grinding and Polishing Workers, Hand

Year Number
2001 6,030
2002 6,290
2003 6,410
2004 7,370
2005 6,990
2006 6,820
2007 6,110
2008 6,340
2009 5,040
2010 4,120
2011 4,220
2012 4,230
2013 5,110
2014 5,300
2015 5,670
2016 4,750
2017 4,000
2018 3,800

Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders

Year Number
2001 9,030
2002 8,060
2003 7,910
2004 8,390
2005 8,660
2006 10,070
2007 11,420
2008 13,600
2009 13,530
2010 12,240
2011 10,990
2012 10,270
2013 10,940
2014 11,570
2015 12,710
2016 14,650
2017 14,660
2018 14,320

Cutters and Trimmers, Hand

Year Number
2001 4,990
2002 5,930
2003 5,720
2004 6,160
2005 6,040
2006 6,130
2007 5,590
2008 5,410
2009 3,930
2010 2,700
2011 2,380
2012 2,520
2013 2,870
2014 3,440
2015 3,300
2016 2,770
2017 1,760
2018 1,420

Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders

Year Number
2001 6,720
2002 7,050
2003 7,160
2004 5,550
2005 5,510
2006 5,810
2007 6,550
2008 6,970
2009 6,480
2010 5,600
2011 5,090
2012 4,580
2013 5,240
2014 5,280
2015 5,550
2016 4,820
2017 5,160
2018 5,150

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

Year Number
2001 5,550
2002 5,210
2003 6,040
2004 5,540
2005 5,290
2006 5,180
2007 5,370
2008 5,460
2009 4,680
2010 4,430
2011 4,360
2012 4,160
2013 3,840
2014 4,130
2015 4,540
2016 4,720
2017 4,560
2018 4,630

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

Year Number
2001 1,630
2002 1,270
2003 1,190
2004 1,720
2005 1,790
2006 1,590
2007 1,350
2008 1,070
2009 1,050
2010 710
2011 680
2012 820
2013 910
2014 850
2015 800
2016 760
2017 700
2018 720

Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers

Year Number
2001 63,560
2002 59,370
2003 55,960
2004 51,660
2005 51,140
2006 48,210
2007 48,200
2008 50,000
2009 48,760
2010 47,080
2011 47,720
2012 47,310
2013 47,340
2014 49,350
2015 53,400
2016 54,840
2017 56,610
2018 56,660

Jewelers and Precious Stone and Metal Workers

Year Number
2001 2,580
2002 4,380
2003 4,030
2004 3,350
2005 2,890
2006 2,830
2007 3,320
2008 3,490
2009 3,160
2010 2,560
2011 2,300
2012 2,400
2013 2,690
2014 3,010
2015 2,870
2016 3,070
2017 2,940
2018 3,520

Dental Laboratory Technicians

Year Number
2001 4,970
2002 4,380
2003 5,290
2004 5,100
2005 5,120
2006 5,080
2007 4,910
2008 4,350
2009 4,130
2010 4,440
2011 4,300
2012 4,170
2013 4,340
2014 4,600
2015 4,500
2016 4,660
2017 4,700
2018 4,410

Medical Appliance Technicians

Year Number
2001 1,610
2002 1,850
2003 1,220
2004 1,270
2005 1,160
2006 1,160
2007 2,060
2008 2,190
2009 2,240
2010 1,490
2011 1,180
2012 970
2013 1,150
2014 1,270
2015 1,650
2016 2,030
2017 2,200
2018 1,950

Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians

Year Number
2001 2,060
2002 2,190
2003 2,040
2004 1,630
2005 1,480
2006 2,140
2007 2,220
2008 2,520
2009 1,420
2010 1,520
2011 2,130
2012 2,090
2013 2,140
2014 1,740
2015 2,240
2016 2,200
2017 2,430
2018 2,230

Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders

Year Number
2001 40,750
2002 40,720
2003 44,180
2004 50,310
2005 46,440
2006 46,380
2007 43,980
2008 45,230
2009 44,590
2010 44,610
2011 44,300
2012 42,680
2013 42,610
2014 44,460
2015 48,730
2016 50,440
2017 50,810
2018 48,570

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

Year Number
2001 7,780
2002 7,570
2003 7,300
2004 7,310
2005 9,370
2006 9,170
2007 9,060
2008 8,310
2009 6,920
2010 5,990
2011 6,300
2012 6,890
2013 6,900
2014 7,100
2015 6,740
2016 6,350
2017 6,060
2018 6,400

Painters, Transportation Equipment

Year Number
2001 4,310
2002 5,810
2003 6,450
2004 6,650
2005 6,620
2006 6,830
2007 6,570
2008 6,280
2009 5,140
2010 4,380
2011 4,760
2012 5,720
2013 6,310
2014 6,800
2015 6,520
2016 6,920
2017 6,950
2018 6,710

Painting, Coating, and Decorating Workers

Year Number
2001 4,480
2002 4,100
2003 4,190
2004 3,650
2005 2,190
2006 2,270
2007 2,170
2008 1,920
2009 1,450
2010 1,260
2011 1,420
2012 2,010
2013 1,870
2014 1,800
2015 1,390
2016 1,640
2017 1,650
2018 1,630

Semiconductor Processors

Year Number
2001 10,830
2002 8,350
2003 11,670
2004 10,140
2005 11,400
2006 9,320
2007 8,800
2008 7,110
2009 5,790
2010 4,440
2011 4,350
2012 5,170
2013 5,640
2014 6,240
2015 5,860
2016 4,120
2017 3,630
2018 3,820

Photographic Process Workers and Processing Machine Operators

Year Number
2001 6,400
2002 8,130
2003 29,705,530
2004 28,405,420
2005 41,205,220
2006 35,205,400
2007 28,705,210
2008 27,605,480
2009 19,605,220
2010 6,630
2011 6,320
2012 5,330
2013 4,460
2014 3,320
2015 3,160
2016 3,520
2017 3,450
2018 2,650

Adhesive Bonding Machine Operators and Tenders

Year Number
2001 2,720
2002 2,440
2003 2,650
2004 1,920
2005 2,030
2006 2,170
2007 2,180
2008 1,790
2009 1,060
2010 1,080
2011 1,830
2012 1,930
2013 2,090
2014 1,460
2015 1,700
2016 1,210
2017 1,000
2018 1,060

Cleaning, Washing, and Metal Pickling Equipment Operators and Tenders

Year Number
2001 1,980
2002 1,760
2003 1,650
2004 2,050
2005 2,070
2006 2,100
2007 2,370
2008 3,100
2009 2,890
2010 2,370
2011 1,730
2012 1,800
2013 2,270
2014 2,550
2015 3,210
2016 2,980
2017 2,950
2018 2,090

Cooling and Freezing Equipment Operators and Tenders

Year Number
2001 590
2002 590
2003 540
2004 690
2005 1,020
2006 870
2007 730
2008 620
2009 470
2010 500
2011 470
2012 530
2013 660
2014 590
2015 490
2016 540
2017 820
2018 1,020

Etchers and Engravers

Year Number
2001 1,140
2002 800
2003 600
2004 530
2005 770
2006 960
2007 980
2008 1,070
2009 690
2010 840
2011 800
2012 1,000
2013 780
2014 900
2015 810
2016 880
2017 660
2018 730

Molders, Shapers, and Casters, Except Metal and Plastic

Year Number
2001 2,070
2002 2,230
2003 2,320
2004 4,170
2005 6,100
2006 6,980
2007 5,930
2008 5,770
2009 4,700
2010 3,760
2011 3,010
2012 2,490
2013 2,900
2014 3,300
2015 4,530
2016 4,940
2017 4,930
2018 4,870

Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders

Year Number
2001 7,870
2002 7,770
2003 7,400
2004 7,090
2005 6,870
2006 7,240
2007 7,990
2008 8,630
2009 7,860
2010 6,580
2011 5,890
2012 5,770
2013 6,250
2014 6,800
2015 6,610
2016 5,920
2017 5,600
2018 5,950

Tire Builders

Year Number
2001 220
2003 340
2004 710
2005 800
2006 690
2007 240
2008 190
2009 260
2010 300
2011 390
2012 390
2013 220
2014 190
2016 210
2017 270
2018 270

Helpers--Production Workers

Year Number
2001 47,600
2002 48,690
2003 42,550
2004 46,100
2005 46,950
2006 45,780
2007 41,900
2008 43,820
2009 40,260
2010 38,670
2011 39,510
2012 40,740
2013 44,260
2014 47,300
2015 50,410
2016 45,560
2017 37,020
2018 29,530

Production Workers, All Other

Year Number
2012 18,380
2013 16,950
2014 17,410
2015 21,980
2016 26,240
2017 29,010
2018 28,120