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Sporting Goods, Hobby, Book, and Music Stores: NAICS 451

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About the Sporting Goods, Hobby, Book, and Music Stores subsector

The sporting goods, hobby, book, and music stores subsector is part of the retail trade sector.

Industries in the Sporting Goods, Hobby, Book, and Music Stores subsector are engaged in retailing and providing expertise on use of sporting equipment or other specific leisure activities, such as needlework and musical instruments. Book stores are also included in this subsector.

North American Industry Classification System

The sporting goods, hobby, book, and music stores subsector consists of these industry groups:

Workforce Statistics

This section provides information relating to employment in sporting goods, hobby, book, and music stores. These data are obtained from employer or establishment surveys. The following tables present an overview of the industry including the number of jobs, data for occupations common to the industry, and projections of occupational employment change.

Employment

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Employment (in thousands)

Employment, all employees (seasonally adjusted)

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595.3 593.7 (P) 591.4 (P) 588.0

Employment, production and nonsupervisory employees

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479.7 482.5 (P) 483.0

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(P) Preliminary

(Source: Current Employment Statistics)

Employment by Occupation

Data series Employment,
2013

Cashiers

64,240

First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers

49,830

Retail salespersons

353,620

Shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks

11,010

Stock clerks and order fillers

19,810

(Source: Occupational Employment Statistics)

Projections

For projected (future) employment estimates, see the National Employment Matrix, which includes employment estimates by industry and occupation for sporting goods, hobby, book, and music stores.

(Source: Office of Occupational Statistics and Employment Projections)

Earnings and Hours

This section presents data on employee earnings and weekly hours. The latest industry averages of hourly earnings and weekly hours are shown. In addition, recent hourly and annual earnings are shown for occupations commonly found in sporting goods, hobby, book, and music stores.

Earnings and Hours of All Employees

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Average hourly earnings

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$15.31 $15.22 $15.18 (P) $15.25

Average weekly hours

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25.4 25.2 25.4 (P) 26.4

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(P) Preliminary

(Source: Current Employment Statistics)

Earnings and Hours of Production and Nonsupervisory Employees

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Average hourly earnings

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$12.75 $12.80 $12.58 (P) $12.55

Average weekly hours

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22.9 23.0 23.5 (P) 24.3

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(P) Preliminary

(Source: Current Employment Statistics)

Earnings by Occupation

Data series Wages, 2013
Hourly Annual
Median Mean Median Mean

Cashiers

$9.02 $9.36 $18,760 $19,470

First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers

$17.52 $18.89 $36,430 $39,290

Retail salespersons

$9.54 $10.60 $19,840 $22,050

Shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks

$11.45 $12.30 $23,820 $25,580

Stock clerks and order fillers

$9.74 $10.62 $20,260 $22,080

(Source: Occupational Employment Statistics)

Work-related Fatalities, Injuries, and Illnesses

This section presents data for the industry on the number of workplace fatalities and the rates of workplace injuries and illnesses per 100 full-time workers in sporting goods, hobby, book, and music stores. An injury or illness is considered to be work-related if an event or exposure in the work environment either caused or contributed to the resulting condition or significantly aggravated a pre-existing condition.

Data series 2009 2010 2011 2012

Fatalities

Number of fatalities

6 12 7 6

Rate of injury and illness cases per 100 full-time workers

Total recordable cases

3.0 3.2 2.6 2.8

Cases involving days away from work, job restriction, or transfer

1.0 1.3 1.2 1.3

Cases involving days away from work

0.6 0.7 0.6 0.7

Cases involving days of job transfer or restriction

0.5 0.6 0.6 0.6

Blank cells indicate no data reported or data that do not meet publication criteria.

(Source: Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities)

Prices

This section provides industry-specific pricing information. The producer price index measures the percentage change in prices that domestic producers receive for goods and services. The prices included in the producer price index are from the first commercial transaction.

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Producer price index

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(P) 115.8 (P) 114.5 (P) 112.7 (P) 116.5

Percent change from previous month

(P) -0.5% (P) -1.1% (P) -1.6% (P) 3.4%

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(P) Preliminary

(Source: Producer Price Indexes)

Workplace Trends

This section presents data on the number of establishments in sporting goods, hobby, book, and music stores. Also included in this section is information on productivity, presented as the rate of change in output per hour of workers in the industry.

Establishments

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Number of establishments

Private industry

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(P) 52,863 (P) 52,875 (P) 53,091 (P) 53,141

Local government

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(P) 2 (P) 2 (P) 2 (P) 2

State government

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Federal government

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(P) 42 (P) 41 (P) 42 (P) 41

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(P) Preliminary

(Source: Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages)

Productivity

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Labor productivity index, output per hour

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145.324 149.200 156.040 159.828

Percent change from previous year

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6.2 2.7 4.6 2.4

Labor index, total labor hours

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79.028 79.043 78.351 79.880

Percent change from previous year

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-3.5 0.0 -0.9 2.0

Output index

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114.846 117.933 122.258 127.670

Percent change from previous year

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2.5 2.7 3.7 4.4

Unit labor costs index

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86.767 86.153 82.179 80.860

Percent change from previous year

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0.3 -0.7 -4.6 -1.6

(Source: Productivity and Costs)

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Data extracted on: August 19, 2014

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