Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers: NAICS 425

About the Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers subsector

The wholesale electronic markets and agents and brokers subsector is part of the wholesale trade sector.

Industries in the Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers subsector arrange for the sale of goods owned by others, generally on a fee or commission basis. They act on behalf of the buyers and sellers of goods. This subsector contains agents and brokers as well as business to business electronic markets that facilitate wholesale trade.

North American Industry Classification System

The wholesale electronic markets and agents and brokers subsector consists of a single industry group, Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers: NAICS 4251.

Workforce Statistics

This section provides information relating to employment in wholesale electronic markets and agents and brokers. 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

Data series Back
data
Aug.
2016
Sep.
2016
Oct.
2016
Nov.
2016

Employment (in thousands)

 

Employment, all employees (seasonally adjusted)

Jump to page with historical data
912.6 913.4 (P) 914.4 (P) 918.4

Employment, production and nonsupervisory employees

Jump to page with historical data
706.1 704.3 (P) 707.4  

Footnotes
(P) Preliminary

(Source: Current Employment Statistics)

Employment by Occupation

Data series Employment,
2015

Customer service representatives

42,010

Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand

28,150

Office clerks, general

34,740

Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, except technical and scientific products

249,020

Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, technical and scientific products

53,310

(Source: Occupational Employment Statistics)

Projections

For projected (future) employment estimates, see the National Employment Matrix, which includes employment estimates by industry and occupation for wholesale electronic markets and agents and brokers.

(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 wholesale electronic markets and agents and brokers.

Earnings and Hours of All Employees

Data series Back
data
Jul.
2016
Aug.
2016
Sep.
2016
Oct.
2016

Average hourly earnings

Jump to page with historical data
$40.02 $39.74 $39.70 (P) $40.48

Average weekly hours

Jump to page with historical data
37.3 37.2 37.3 (P) 38.3

Footnotes
(P) Preliminary

(Source: Current Employment Statistics)

Earnings and Hours of Production and Nonsupervisory Employees

Data series Back
data
Jul.
2016
Aug.
2016
Sep.
2016
Oct.
2016

Average hourly earnings

Jump to page with historical data
$33.11 $32.62 $32.77 (P) $33.18

Average weekly hours

Jump to page with historical data
37.0 36.9 37.0 (P) 37.8

Footnotes
(P) Preliminary

(Source: Current Employment Statistics)

Earnings by Occupation

Data series Wages, 2015
Hourly Annual
Median Mean Median Mean

Customer service representatives

17.99 19.23 37,410 40,000

Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand

12.73 13.64 26,470 28,360

Office clerks, general

14.04 15.67 29,200 32,590

Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, except technical and scientific products

30.15 36.70 62,700 76,330

Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, technical and scientific products

40.41 47.16 84,050 98,090

(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 wholesale electronic markets and agents and brokers. 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

7 4 5 3

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

Data series 2015

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

 

Total recordable cases

2.0

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

1.2

Cases involving days away from work

0.7

Cases involving days of job transfer or restriction

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.

Data series Back
data
Jul.
2016
Aug.
2016
Sep.
2016
Oct.
2016

Producer price index

Jump to page with historical data
(P) 128.9 (P) 130.1 (P) 132.4 (P) 137.5

Percent change from previous month

  (P) -1.5% (P) 0.9% (P) 1.8% (P) 3.9%

Footnotes
(P) Preliminary

(Source: Producer Price Indexes)

Workplace Trends

This section presents data on the number of establishments in wholesale electronic markets and agents and brokers. 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

Data series Back
data
2nd quarter
2015
3rd quarter
2015
4th quarter
2015
1st quarter
2016

Number of establishments

 

Private industry

Jump to page with historical data
228,455 229,700 229,692 (P) 227,043

Local government

Jump to page with historical data
4 5 5 (P) 4

Federal government

Jump to page with historical data
  1 1 (P) 1

Footnotes
(P) Preliminary

(Source: Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages)

Productivity

Data series Back
data
2012 2013 2014 2015

Labor productivity index, output per hour

Jump to page with historical data
85.078 90.313 95.115 95.652

Percent change from previous year

Jump to page with historical data
0.9 6.2 5.3 0.6

Labor index, total labor hours

Jump to page with historical data
107.115 108.772 109.851 111.422

Percent change from previous year

Jump to page with historical data
1.4 1.5 1.0 1.4

Output index

Jump to page with historical data
91.131 98.234 104.485 106.578

Percent change from previous year

Jump to page with historical data
2.4 7.8 6.4 2.0

Unit labor costs index

Jump to page with historical data
133.053 128.571 127.264 131.088

Percent change from previous year

Jump to page with historical data
3.9 -3.4 -1.0 3.0

(Source: Productivity and Costs)

 

Data extracted on: December 02, 2016