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Miscellaneous Store Retailers: NAICS 453

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:

  • Florists: NAICS 4531
  • Office Supplies, Stationery, and Gift Stores: NAICS 4532
  • Used Merchandise Stores: NAICS 4533
  • Other Miscellaneous Store Retailers: NAICS 4539

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

Data series Back
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Jul.
2021
Aug.
2021
Sep.
2021
Oct.
2021

Employment (in thousands)

Employment, all employees (seasonally adjusted)

822.8 828.2 (p)831.9 (p)832.5

Employment, production and nonsupervisory employees

684.7 680.0 (p)670.0  

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

(Source: Current Employment Statistics)

Employment by Occupation

Data series Employment,
2020

Cashiers

71,860

First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers

55,490

Floral designers

24,780

Retail salespersons

302,840

Stock clerks and order fillers

24,160

Truck drivers, light or delivery services

15,370

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

Average hourly earnings

$19.78 $20.30 $20.06 (p)$20.14

Average weekly hours

30.1 29.3 29.8 (p)29.5

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

(Source: Current Employment Statistics)

Earnings and Hours of Production and Nonsupervisory Employees

Data series Back
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Jun.
2021
Jul.
2021
Aug.
2021
Sep.
2021

Average hourly earnings

$16.49 $16.69 $16.73 (p)$16.78

Average weekly hours

29.2 28.9 29.0 (p)28.3

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

(Source: Current Employment Statistics)

Earnings by Occupation

Data series Wages, 2020
Hourly Annual
Median Mean Median Mean

Cashiers

11.96 12.09 24,870 25,140

First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers

18.76 20.85 39,020 43,370

Floral designers

13.73 14.45 28,560 30,060

Retail salespersons

12.43 13.58 25,850 28,250

Stock clerks and order fillers

12.48 13.35 25,960 27,780

Truck drivers, light or delivery services

13.95 15.15 29,020 31,510

(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 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 2016 2017 2018 2019

Fatalities

Number of fatalities

21 23 21 31

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

2.6

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

1.4

Cases involving days away from work

0.8

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)

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

Data series Back
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2nd quarter
2020
3rd quarter
2020
4th quarter
2020
1st quarter
2021

Number of establishments

Private industry

111,798 112,286 113,067 (p)112,952

Local government

103 103 103 (p)106

State government

2 2 2 (p)2

Federal government

22 22 21 (p)21

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

(Source: Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages)

Productivity

Data series Back
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2017 2018 2019 2020

Labor productivity index, output per hour

109.736 113.863 113.622 127.456

Percent change from previous year

4.2 3.8 -0.2 12.2

Labor index, total labor hours

88.939 89.209 90.291 80.225

Percent change from previous year

-2.9 0.3 1.2 -11.1

Output index

97.598 101.576 102.590 102.252

Percent change from previous year

1.2 4.1 1.0 -0.3

Unit labor costs index

111.378 112.594 114.611 110.067

Percent change from previous year

0.0 1.1 1.8 -4.0

(Source: Productivity and Costs)

 

Data extracted on: November 23, 2021