Hot Tar Roofers


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Occupation is in demand for the following regions: Northeast, Career Cluster
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Hot Tar Roofers

Hot Tar Roofers - Employment & Outlook

The table below provides information about the number of workers in this occupation in various regions. It also provides information about the expected growth rate and future job openings.

Employment

About 20% of roofers are self-employed. Many self-employed roofers specialize in roofing houses.

Major employers:

  • Roofing contractors
  • Residential building companies

Outlook

Demand for this occupation will continue to grow at a fast pace. Roofs deteriorate faster than other parts of a building and need to be replaced or repaired occasionally. Most work involves fixing existing roofs rather than adding new ones. Thus, when the economy is slow and the amount of new construction is low, roofers are still needed to do repairs.

Many new advances in technology and equipment have increased roofers' productivity. This may decrease the number of roofers hired by contractors. However, roofers have a high turnover rate. Since the work is hot, strenuous, and dirty, many roofers do not stay in this job for long. This turnover increases the number of openings. Since most roofing is done during good weather, there are more jobs in the spring and summer months.

Roofers (CIS 100186)

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Illinois
5,896
Large
&
8.8%
5.8%
>>>>
646
High
  Champaign Area
111
Medium
&
16.2%
7.0%
>>>>
14
High
  Charleston-Effingham-Centralia Area
97
Medium
&
12.4%
5.0%
>>>>
11
Moderate
  Cook County
2,054
Medium
&
8.7%
5.6%
>>>>
225
High
  Decatur Area
82
Large
&
6.1%
7.0%
>>>>
8
Moderate
  DeKalb-Elgin-Aurora Area
402
Large
&
9.0%
9.7%
>>>>
44
High
  Du Page County
810
Large
&
6.0%
5.4%
>>>>
85
High
  Edwardsville Area
123
Large
&
16.3%
5.1%
>>>>
15
High
  Jacksonville-Carlinville-Litchfield Area
47
Medium
&
8.5%
7.0%
>>>>
4
Moderate
  Kankakee-Morris-Pontiac Area
74
Medium
&
-4.1%
5.2%
>>>>
7
Moderate
  Lake County
333
Large
&
14.1%
8.6%
>>>>
39
High
  McHenry County
207
Large
&
21.7%
6.8%
>>>>
27
High
  Mt Vernon-Marion-Carbondale Area
74
Medium
&
6.8%
6.8%
>>>>
7
Moderate
  Northwest Illinois Area
122
Large
&
4.9%
3.6%
>>>>
13
Moderate
  Peoria-Bloomington Area
277
Medium
&
4.0%
7.3%
>>>>
28
High
  Quincy-Macomb-Galesburg Area
68
Medium
&
5.9%
4.3%
>>>>
7
Moderate
  Rock Island-Moline Area
98
Medium
&
-4.1%
5.7%
>>>>
9
Moderate
  Rockford Area
193
Large
&
16.6%
7.6%
>>>>
23
High
  Shawnee National Forest Area
38
Medium
&
0.0%
2.4%
>>>>
4
Moderate
  Springfield Area
103
Medium
&
8.7%
4.7%
>>>>
11
Moderate
  St Louis-Belleville Area
169
Large
&
14.8%
6.4%
>>>>
19
High
  Vermilion County
17
Small
&
-11.8%
4.9%
>>>>
1
Very few
  Will County
415
Large
&
10.6%
9.1%
>>>>
47
High
United States
160,600
Large
&
11.8%
5.2%
>>>>
19,500
High
Source: Illinois Career Information System (CIS) brought to you by Illinois Department of Employment Security.