Clothing and Clothing Accessories Stores: NAICS 448

About the Clothing and Clothing Accessories Stores subsector

The clothing and clothing accessories stores subsector is part of the retail trade sector.

Industries in the Clothing and Clothing Accessories Stores subsector retail new clothing and clothing accessories merchandise from fixed point-of-sale locations. Establishments in this subsector have similar display equipment and staff that is knowledgeable regarding fashion trends and the proper match of styles, colors, and combinations of clothing and accessories to the characteristics and tastes of the customer.

North American Industry Classification System

The clothing and clothing accessories stores subsector consists of these industry groups:

  • Clothing Stores: NAICS 4481
  • Shoe Stores: NAICS 4482
  • Jewelry, Luggage, and Leather Goods Stores: NAICS 4483

Workforce Statistics

This section provides information relating to employment in clothing and clothing accessories 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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2016
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2016
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2016
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2016

Employment (in thousands)

 

Employment, all employees (seasonally adjusted)

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1,382.0 1,378.0 (P) 1,379.7 (P) 1,377.9

Employment, production and nonsupervisory employees

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1,091.1 1,103.0 (P) 1,121.5  

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(P) Preliminary

(Source: Current Employment Statistics)

Employment by Occupation

Data series Employment,
2015

Cashiers

66,250

First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers

156,160

Retail salespersons

991,190

Stock clerks and order fillers

63,840

Tailors, dressmakers, and custom sewers

6,780

(Source: Occupational Employment Statistics)

Projections

For projected (future) employment estimates, see the National Employment Matrix, which includes employment estimates by industry and occupation for clothing and clothing accessories 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 clothing and clothing accessories stores.

Earnings and Hours of All Employees

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Average hourly earnings

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$16.64 $16.72 $16.47 (P) $16.48

Average weekly hours

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24.7 25.0 25.1 (P) 25.1

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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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$13.40 $13.37 $13.42 (P) $13.45

Average weekly hours

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21.5 21.8 22.0 (P) 22.0

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(P) Preliminary

(Source: Current Employment Statistics)

Earnings by Occupation

Data series Wages, 2015
Hourly Annual
Median Mean Median Mean

Cashiers

9.27 9.91 19,280 20,610

First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers

18.17 19.94 37,800 41,480

Retail salespersons

9.57 11.38 19,900 23,670

Stock clerks and order fillers

9.58 10.73 19,930 22,320

Tailors, dressmakers, and custom sewers

12.47 14.10 25,940 29,320

(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 clothing and clothing accessories 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 2011 2012 2013 2014

Fatalities

 

Number of fatalities

11 8 10 18

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

Data series 2014

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

0.7

Cases involving days away from work

0.4

Cases involving days of job transfer or restriction

0.3

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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2016
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2016
Jul.
2016
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2016

Producer price index

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(P) 131.6 (P) 128.4 (P) 119.6 (P) 132.7

Percent change from previous month

  (P) -1.9% (P) -2.4% (P) -6.9% (P) 11.0%

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(P) Preliminary

(Source: Producer Price Indexes)

Workplace Trends

This section presents data on the number of establishments in clothing and clothing accessories 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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2015
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2015
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2016

Number of establishments

 

Private industry

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127,184 127,324 127,433 (P) 127,717

Local government

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5 5 5 (P) 5

State government

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Federal government

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3 3 3 (P) 3

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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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105.721 114.336 116.796 120.639

Percent change from previous year

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-0.7 8.1 2.2 3.3

Labor index, total labor hours

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96.833 91.407 91.615 91.425

Percent change from previous year

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2.9 -5.6 0.2 -0.2

Output index

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102.373 104.511 107.003 110.295

Percent change from previous year

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2.2 2.1 2.4 3.1

Unit labor costs index

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95.607 94.134 94.860 93.176

Percent change from previous year

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-0.1 -1.5 0.8 -1.8

(Source: Productivity and Costs)

Other BLS Resources

Career Guide to Industries

See clothing, accessory, and general merchandise stores in the Career Guide to Industries.

 

Data extracted on: September 28, 2016