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Furniture and Home Furnishings Stores: NAICS 442

About the Furniture and Home Furnishings Stores subsector

The furniture and home furnishings stores subsector is part of the retail trade sector.

Industries in the Furniture and Home Furnishings Stores subsector retail new furniture and home furnishings from fixed point-of-sale locations. Establishments in this subsector usually operate from showrooms and have substantial areas for the presentation of their products. Many offer interior decorating services in addition to the sale of products.

North American Industry Classification System

The furniture and home furnishings stores subsector consists of these industry groups:

  • Furniture Stores: NAICS 4421
  • Home Furnishings Stores: NAICS 4422

Workforce Statistics

This section provides information relating to employment in furniture and home furnishings 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.
2019
Aug.
2019
Sep.
2019
Oct.
2019

Employment (in thousands)

Employment, all employees (seasonally adjusted)

485.4 484.6 (p)484.4 (p)484.8

Employment, production and nonsupervisory employees

403.6 401.3 (p)400.4  

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

(Source: Current Employment Statistics)

Employment by Occupation

Data series Employment,
2018

First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers

30,710

Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand

26,820

Retail salespersons

185,090

Stock clerks and order fillers

23,650

Truck drivers, light or delivery services

17,830

(Source: Occupational Employment Statistics)

Projections

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

Earnings and Hours of All Employees

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Jun.
2019
Jul.
2019
Aug.
2019
Sep.
2019

Average hourly earnings

$21.87 $21.86 $21.90 (p)$22.59

Average weekly hours

31.7 31.5 31.9 (p)31.9

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

(Source: Current Employment Statistics)

Earnings and Hours of Production and Nonsupervisory Employees

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Jun.
2019
Jul.
2019
Aug.
2019
Sep.
2019

Average hourly earnings

$19.06 $19.09 $19.04 (p)$19.87

Average weekly hours

30.3 30.3 30.7 (p)30.4

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

(Source: Current Employment Statistics)

Earnings by Occupation

Data series Wages, 2018
Hourly Annual
Median Mean Median Mean

First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers

22.86 24.90 47,550 51,780

Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand

13.25 13.91 27,560 28,930

Retail salespersons

13.15 16.13 27,350 33,550

Stock clerks and order fillers

12.46 13.50 25,910 28,080

Truck drivers, light or delivery services

13.24 14.12 27,540 29,370

(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 furniture and home furnishings 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 2014 2015 2016 2017

Fatalities

Number of fatalities

10 5 7 8

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

Data series 2018

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

Total recordable cases

3.4

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

1.9

Cases involving days away from work

0.8

Cases involving days of job transfer or restriction

1.1

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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Jul.
2019
Aug.
2019
Sep.
2019
Oct.
2019

Producer price index

(p)143.6 (p)143.4 (p)146.7 (p)144.5

Percent change from previous month

  (p)0.8% (p)-0.1% (p)2.3% (p)-1.5%

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

(Source: Producer Price Indexes)

Workplace Trends

This section presents data on the number of establishments in furniture and home furnishings 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
2018
3rd quarter
2018
4th quarter
2018
1st quarter
2019

Number of establishments

Private industry

47,400 47,397 47,577 (p)47,424

Local government

       

State government

       

Federal government

55 55 55 (p)55

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

(Source: Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages)

Productivity

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2015 2016 2017 2018

Labor productivity index, output per hour

127.805 136.405 145.423 147.367

Percent change from previous year

0.3 6.7 6.6 1.3

Labor index, total labor hours

86.069 85.290 83.929 85.336

Percent change from previous year

8.1 -0.9 -1.6 1.7

Output index

110.001 116.340 122.051 125.757

Percent change from previous year

8.4 5.8 4.9 3.0

Unit labor costs index

86.309 82.130 80.374 83.221

Percent change from previous year

0.5 -4.8 -2.1 3.5

(Source: Productivity and Costs)

 

Data extracted on: November 15, 2019