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May 2012

BLS Spotlight on Statistics: Fashion

Chart Data

Establishment Size

Average size of establishment, selected apparel manufacturing industries, 2001–2010
Year Apparel manufacturing Men's and boys' cut and sew apparel manufacturing Women's and girls' cut and sew apparel manufacturing Men's and boys' apparel contractors Women's, girls', infants' apparel contractors

2001

27.5 45.9 24.2 27.8 16.6

2002

25.0 41.3 23.3 24.3 14.8

2003

23.1 37.7 22.2 21.8 13.7

2004

23.0 37.5 22.3 18.3 14.3

2005

22.9 37.0 23.1 16.3 14.4

2006

21.8 35.9 23.0 15.4 13.9

2007

22.5 34.4 24.8 17.4 13.5

2008

22.0 33.9 26.0 18.0 13.1

2009

20.1 31.2 24.7 16.6 11.5

2010

20.1 31.3 25.5 15.3 11.7
Average size of establishment, selected retail trade industries, 2001–2010
Year Clothing stores Men's clothing stores Women's clothing stores Family clothing stores Shoe stores

2001

12.8 9.6 10.1 25.3 7.4

2002

12.9 9.4 10.3 25.0 7.2

2003

12.8 9.5 10.4 23.5 7.4

2004

13.4 9.6 10.8 25.2 7.4

2005

13.7 10.1 10.8 25.6 7.6

2006

13.6 10.6 10.9 23.6 8.0

2007

13.6 10.2 10.9 23.4 8.2

2008

13.2 9.7 10.7 22.0 8.1

2009

12.3 8.3 10.3 20.1 8.0

2010

12.7 8.5 10.6 20.6 8.3

Source: Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages | Chart

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