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Data in this report are from the U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics:

Current employment data are from the Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics, May 2020.

State employment projections are from Projections Central, Long-term Projections 2018-28, and State Labor Market Information offices.

National employment projections are from the Employment Projections, 2020-30.

Employment concentration data are from the Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics, May 2020.

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      Projected Employment for Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers in US

      National Employment Percent
      Change
      Projected
      Annual
      Job
      Openings*
      2020 2030
      United States 418,200 452,400 8% 49,200
      State Employment Percent
      Change
      Projected
      Annual
      Job
      Openings*
      2018 2028
      Texas 54,420 61,600 +13% 7,070
      California 33,000 34,000 +3% 3,770
      Ohio 19,680 19,990 +2% 2,200
      Pennsylvania 16,720 17,630 +5% 1,970
      Florida 15,100 16,660 +10% 1,890
      Wisconsin 15,180 16,120 +6% 1,810
      Indiana 14,550 15,320 +5% 1,710
      Georgia 12,420 14,380 +16% 1,660
      Michigan 13,910 13,940 +0% 1,530
      Illinois 13,180 13,350 +1% 1,470
      New York 11,470 11,940 +4% 1,330
      North Carolina 11,030 11,810 +7% 1,330
      Oklahoma 10,830 11,300 +4% 1,260
      Alabama 10,010 11,100 +11% 1,260
      Tennessee 10,270 11,050 +8% 1,250
      Missouri 11,050 11,190 +1% 1,230
      Washington 9,270 9,860 +6% 1,170
      Minnesota 9,910 10,370 +5% 1,160
      Virginia 9,260 9,690 +5% 1,080
      Iowa 8,310 8,840 +6% 990
      South Carolina 7,440 8,420 +13% 970
      Kentucky 7,130 7,820 +10% 890
      Kansas 6,770 7,060 +4% 790
      Arkansas 5,850 6,630 +13% 760
      Colorado 5,370 6,280 +17% 730
      Utah 4,770 6,080 +28% 730
      Oregon 5,130 5,840 +14% 670
      New Jersey 4,940 5,390 +9% 610
      Nebraska 4,660 5,050 +8% 570
      South Dakota 3,320 3,760 +13% 430
      Massachusetts 3,760 3,870 +3% 430
      Maryland 3,000 3,220 +7% 400
      Arizona 2,450 2,820 +15% 330
      West Virginia 2,810 2,860 +2% 320
      North Dakota 2,480 2,630 +6% 300
      Connecticut 2,080 2,320 +12% 260
      Wyoming 1,950 2,150 +10% 240
      New Mexico 1,980 2,130 +8% 240
      Maine 1,850 1,820 -2% 200
      Rhode Island 1,550 1,730 +12% 200
      Montana 1,410 1,520 +8% 170
      Puerto Rico 1,550 1,530 -1% 170
      Nevada 920 1,060 +15% 120
      New Hampshire 900 950 +6% 110
      Delaware 760 780 +3% 90
      Idaho 3,350 4,260 +27% 90
      Hawaii 650 670 +3% 70
      Alaska 590 640 +9% 70
      Mississippi 7,340 7,710 +5% 40
      Louisiana 12,170 12,580 +3% 40
      Vermont 380 380 +0% 40
      District of Columbia 40 50 +25% 10
      Guam 190 240 +26% 10
      Virgin Islands 20 30 +50% 00
      American Samoa No Data Available No Data Available No Data Available No Data Available
      Northern Mariana Islands No Data Available No Data Available No Data Available No Data Available

      *Projected Annual Job Openings refers to the average annual job openings due to growth and net replacement.