Drywall Finishers


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Occupation is in demand for the following regions: Northeast
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Drywall Finishers

Drywall Finishers - 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 14% of drywall finishers are self-employed.

Almost all drywall finishers work for drywall installation contractors. Most finishers work in cities. In other areas, where there may not be enough work to keep drywall finishers busy, this work is done by carpenters and painters.

Major employers:

  • Drywall installation contractors

Outlook

Demand is expected to show little to no change for drywall finishers.

This occupation is sensitive to the economy and layoffs will happen when construction of homes drops. Job openings will also occur as people leave the occupation. Job prospects are best for people with good work records.

Drywall Finishers (CIS 100302)

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Illinois
509
Very small
&
-0.4%
5.8%
>>>>
44
Very few
  Champaign Area
10
Very small
&
0.0%
7.0%
>>>>
1
Very few
  Charleston-Effingham-Centralia Area
9
Very small
&
0.0%
5.0%
>>>>
0
None
  Cook County
180
Very small
&
-0.6%
5.6%
>>>>
16
Very few
  Decatur Area
7
Very small
&
0.0%
7.0%
>>>>
0
None
  DeKalb-Elgin-Aurora Area
34
Very small
&
0.0%
9.7%
>>>>
3
Very few
  Du Page County
64
Very small
&
-3.1%
5.4%
>>>>
6
Very few
  Edwardsville Area
12
Very small
&
8.3%
5.1%
>>>>
1
Very few
  Kankakee-Morris-Pontiac Area
6
Very small
&
-16.7%
5.2%
>>>>
0
None
  Lake County
30
Very small
&
3.3%
8.6%
>>>>
3
Very few
  McHenry County
17
Very small
&
11.8%
6.8%
>>>>
2
Very few
  Mt Vernon-Marion-Carbondale Area
6
Very small
&
16.7%
6.8%
>>>>
0
None
  Northwest Illinois Area
11
Very small
&
0.0%
3.6%
>>>>
1
Very few
  Peoria-Bloomington Area
25
Very small
&
-8.0%
7.3%
>>>>
2
Very few
  Quincy-Macomb-Galesburg Area
7
Very small
&
-14.3%
4.3%
>>>>
0
None
  Rock Island-Moline Area
8
Very small
&
-12.5%
5.7%
>>>>
0
None
  Rockford Area
16
Very small
&
6.2%
7.6%
>>>>
1
Very few
  Springfield Area
10
Very small
&
-10.0%
4.7%
>>>>
0
None
  St Louis-Belleville Area
15
Very small
&
6.7%
6.4%
>>>>
1
Very few
  Will County
34
Very small
&
2.9%
9.1%
>>>>
3
Very few
United States
22,000
Very small
&
1.4%
5.2%
>>>>
2,200
Very few
Source: Illinois Career Information System (CIS) brought to you by Illinois Department of Employment Security.