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Laundry and Dry-cleaning Workers Job Outlook

Employment of laundry and dry-cleaning workers is expected to experience little or no change, growing 1 percent from 2010 to 2020.

A growing population will continue to demand laundry and dry-cleaning services, particularly the dry-cleaning of professional attire. This should translate into demand for laundry and dry-cleaning workers.

However, employment growth may be slowed as consumers continue to choose clothing and other articles that can be cleaned at home. Many clothing manufacturers produce more casual clothing that does not need to be dry-cleaned.

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-13 Edition