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

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:

  • Sporting Goods, Hobby, and Musical Instrument Stores: NAICS 4511
  • Book, Periodical, and Music Stores: NAICS 4512

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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Jul.
2021
Aug.
2021
Sep.
2021
Oct.
2021

Employment (in thousands)

Employment, all employees (seasonally adjusted)

495.7 502.7 (p)501.6 (p)504.1

Employment, production and nonsupervisory employees

389.9 397.5 (p)393.1  

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

(Source: Current Employment Statistics)

Employment by Occupation

Data series Employment,
2020

Cashiers

38,860

First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers

39,210

Retail salespersons

256,400

Shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks

8,710

Stock clerks and order fillers

13,960

(Source: Occupational Employment and Wage 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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Jun.
2021
Jul.
2021
Aug.
2021
Sep.
2021

Average hourly earnings

$19.33 $18.96 $18.78 (p)$19.28

Average weekly hours

26.4 26.5 26.3 (p)26.1

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

(Source: Current Employment Statistics)

Earnings and Hours of Production and Nonsupervisory Employees

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Jun.
2021
Jul.
2021
Aug.
2021
Sep.
2021

Average hourly earnings

$16.80 $17.12 $17.24 (p)$17.53

Average weekly hours

26.6 26.4 27.1 (p)25.6

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

(Source: Current Employment Statistics)

Earnings by Occupation

Data series Wages, 2020
Hourly Annual
Median Mean Median Mean

Cashiers

12.08 12.36 25,120 25,700

First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers

19.27 21.39 40,070 44,480

Retail salespersons

12.33 13.12 25,640 27,290

Shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks

14.12 14.87 29,380 30,930

Stock clerks and order fillers

12.74 13.43 26,510 27,940

(Source: Occupational Employment and Wage 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 2016 2017 2018 2019

Fatalities

Number of fatalities

10 3 3 6

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

Data series 2020

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

Total recordable cases

2.1

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

1.3

Cases involving days away from work

0.6

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
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Jul.
2021
Aug.
2021
Sep.
2021
Oct.
2021

Producer price index

(p)129.2 (p)130.0 (p)122.7 (p)130.9

Percent change from previous month

  (p)5.8% (p)0.6% (p)-5.6% (p)6.7%

Footnotes
(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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2nd quarter
2020
3rd quarter
2020
4th quarter
2020
1st quarter
2021

Number of establishments

Private industry

47,899 47,857 47,925 (p)47,823

Local government

3 3 3 (p)4

State government

2 2 2 (p)2

Federal government

34 33 37 (p)45

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

(Source: Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages)

Productivity

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2017 2018 2019 2020

Labor productivity index, output per hour

122.613 131.209 139.618 166.880

Percent change from previous year

1.3 7.0 6.4 19.5

Labor index, total labor hours

92.933 86.085 81.584 73.730

Percent change from previous year

-1.7 -7.4 -5.2 -9.6

Output index

113.947 112.951 113.906 123.040

Percent change from previous year

-0.5 -0.9 0.8 8.0

Unit labor costs index

93.521 94.244 94.042 85.026

Percent change from previous year

-0.1 0.8 -0.2 -9.6

(Source: Productivity and Costs)

 

Data extracted on: November 23, 2021