Industries at a Glance

Miscellaneous Store Retailers: NAICS 453

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About the Miscellaneous Store Retailers subsector

The miscellaneous store retailers subsector is part of the retail trade sector.

Industries in the Miscellaneous Store Retailers subsector retail merchandise from fixed point-of-sale locations (except new or used motor vehicles and parts; new furniture and home furnishings; new appliances and electronic products; new building materials and garden equipment and supplies; food and beverages; health and personal care goods; gasoline; new clothing and accessories; and new sporting goods, hobby goods, books, and music). Establishments in this subsector include stores with unique characteristics like florists, used merchandise stores, and pet and pet supply stores as well as other store retailers.

North American Industry Classification System

The miscellaneous store retailers subsector consists of these industry groups:

Workforce Statistics

This section provides information relating to employment in miscellaneous store retailers. 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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Mar.
2015
Apr.
2015
May
2015
Jun.
2015

Employment (in thousands)

Employment, all employees (seasonally adjusted)

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821.6 823.2 (P) 824.0 (P) 826.7

Employment, production and nonsupervisory employees

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648.6 660.1 (P) 676.2

Footnotes
(P) Preliminary

(Source: Current Employment Statistics)

Employment by Occupation

Data series Employment,
2014

Cashiers

102,460

First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers

69,790

Floral designers

30,190

Retail salespersons

331,720

Stock clerks and order fillers

31,260

Truck drivers, light or delivery services

18,550

(Source: Occupational Employment Statistics)

Projections

For projected (future) employment estimates, see the National Employment Matrix, which includes employment estimates by industry and occupation for miscellaneous store retailers.

(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 miscellaneous store retailers.

Earnings and Hours of All Employees

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2015
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May
2015

Average hourly earnings

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$16.80 $16.78 $16.91 (P) $16.63

Average weekly hours

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30.7 30.0 29.8 (P) 30.4

Footnotes
(P) Preliminary

(Source: Current Employment Statistics)

Earnings and Hours of Production and Nonsupervisory Employees

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Mar.
2015
Apr.
2015
May
2015

Average hourly earnings

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$13.74 $13.66 $13.76 (P) $13.63

Average weekly hours

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29.3 28.8 28.7 (P) 29.0

Footnotes
(P) Preliminary

(Source: Current Employment Statistics)

Earnings by Occupation

Data series Wages, 2014
Hourly Annual
Median Mean Median Mean

Cashiers

9.06 9.44 18,850 19,630

First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers

16.12 18.41 33,540 38,280

Floral designers

11.76 12.58 24,470 26,160

Retail salespersons

9.54 11.18 19,840 23,260

Stock clerks and order fillers

9.35 10.40 19,440 21,640

Truck drivers, light or delivery services

10.91 12.12 22,680 25,210

(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 miscellaneous store retailers. 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 2010 2011 2012 2013

Fatalities

Number of fatalities

19 17 15 29

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

Total recordable cases

3.1 3.8 3.6 4.0

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

1.6 1.5 1.7 1.8

Cases involving days away from work

0.9 0.8 0.9 1.0

Cases involving days of job transfer or restriction

0.7 0.7 0.8 0.8

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

(Source: Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities)

Workplace Trends

This section presents data on the number of establishments in miscellaneous store retailers. 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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2014
2nd quarter
2014
3rd quarter
2014
4th quarter
2014

Number of establishments

Private industry

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(P) 111,982 (P) 112,737 (P) 113,101 (P) 113,773

Local government

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(P) 45 (P) 46 (P) 46 (P) 46

State government

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(P) 1 (P) 1 (P) 2 (P) 2

Federal government

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(P) 22 (P) 23 (P) 24 (P) 24

Footnotes
(P) Preliminary

(Source: Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages)

Productivity

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Labor productivity index, output per hour

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96.029 103.468 97.426 103.973

Percent change from previous year

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3.7 7.7 -5.8 6.7

Labor index, total labor hours

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89.329 86.080 92.279 90.263

Percent change from previous year

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-1.3 -3.6 7.2 -2.2

Output index

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85.782 89.065 89.903 93.848

Percent change from previous year

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2.4 3.8 0.9 4.4

Unit labor costs index

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107.527 101.686 105.822 99.160

Percent change from previous year

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-1.2 -5.4 4.1 -6.3

(Source: Productivity and Costs)

Data extracted on: July 02, 2015

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