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Is it possible to see a list of the settlers in a given settlement and the jobs they are assigned to? It would make it easier to pick a settler for a new job.

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    One thing I've done and seen done is buying up a number of different types of hats to give your settlers (defense gets army helmets, farmers get mining helmets, scavengers get gas masks, etc.) so you can tell at a glance whether the settler has a job.
    – Yuuki
    Nov 13, 2015 at 17:48

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The Vault-Tec Workshop added a buildable item called the Vault-Tec Population Management System. This let's you management settler assignment to jobs as well as unemployed settlers. It also helps you keep track of companions.

To build it, you will find it in Workshop Mode -> Power -> Miscellaneous

If you do not have the Vault-Tec Workshop DLC but PC mods are an option for you then you can try the Don't Call Me Settler Mod which provides settler management and a few more things like auto-assigning settlers to available jobs, clearing corpses from your settlements, and tracking damaged items in your settlement.

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  • FYI for anyone looking at this now, currently the Don't Call Me Settler mod, on nexusmods.com, is set as hidden.... "This mod has been set to hidden. The reason given by the author is: Hidden until fixed." But, maybe it will get fixed at some point before long here. I've no idea how long it's been like this, or how high of a priority it is for whoever is fixing it. Just thought I'd share. Sep 25, 2021 at 19:18
  • Due to StackExchange's imposed length limit, I'm adding a second comment here.... I just was going to add that the thing I said above is confirmed by the fact that if I search for "Don't Call Me Settler" in the in-game mod interface, I don't get any results that look like the thing that this answer was talking about. Sep 25, 2021 at 19:19
  • @RyanBlanchard yes, you are right. The answer was from some time ago. Settlement mods are mostly outdated as of 2021. Best option is the Vault-tec population management system. I'll keep looking for a mod solution and at the end update this answer. Thanks for taking the time to comment. Sep 26, 2021 at 15:00
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No, unfortunately there is no overview of what all of your settlers are doing. However you can see what each individual is assigned to if you have visibility of that individual and their assigned task - this picture will show you what I mean:

howcanyoutell

This settler is only assigned to half of these carrots, another settler is doing the others, so when I target this settler is highlights half of the carrots.

There is, however, an overview of all of your settlements available in your Pip Boy, under the Data > Workshops tab:

settlement overview

This will warn you of any issues at each of your settlements.

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As of 11/11/2015 there is no settler interface.

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    Boo :/ That kind of sucks.
    – victoriah
    Nov 11, 2015 at 17:42
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    Agreed! Especially on PC they could have made settlements way easier to manage. I'm sure there will be mods that will allow access to these menus at some point.
    – FoxMcCloud
    Nov 11, 2015 at 17:43
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The beta patch for 1.3 released on Jan 15th does show settler assignments when you hover over the settler. A wonderful and much needed improvement.

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As the accepted answer states, the Vault-Tec Population Management System added by the Vault-Tec Workshop DLC was an attempt to add this feature. The system is, however, fairly limited. It works for basic task tracking, and provides a quest that can track companion locations. It does not, however, work with robot settlers built via the Robot Workbench, nor does it work with robot companions such as Codsworth or Ada.

If you are on PC, there is a mod available called "Settlement Management Software" by matzman666. The mod is essentially a more robust version of the Vault-Tec Population Management System and works with robot settlers. It also reflects renamed settlers, showing the new name instead of just "Settler". According to the mod's description page, it provides the following features:

  • List additional stats to your settlement
  • Manage any settlement from any terminal
  • See details for every single settler.
  • Mark unassigned/individual settlers, provisioners and attack spawn markers with quest markers so that you find them more easily
  • Move settlers to a different settlement
  • Assign settler to an unused workshop object
  • Assign settler to a supply route
  • Identify those pesky synths among your settlers (Requires enabled Cheat option)
  • List all workshop objects in a settlement
  • List all workshop objects assigned to a settler
  • Mark unassigned workshop objects
  • Reset supply lines from/to a settlement

Note that I am not associated with the mod or its author, nor have I even used it myself yet (although I intend to). I've simply seen it used in various mod review videos, and it seems to do what you're asking about. I realize the original question is five years old, but perhaps this will help someone else as well.

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Unfortunately no, there is no current settler interface within fallout 4. Like mentioned by kalina, you can see the tasks in build mode by hovering to the settler in question. To make it easier to find their tasks (especially in big places like the castle), use the tfc 1 console command (assuming you're on pc) to hover around the settlement to check if the settler indeed has an assigned work.

To make things a lot easier, you can give them certain "uniform" to know what they're working. My guards have the sack hoods, my scavengers have the gas assault mask, my provisioners have minutemen outfits, etc.

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