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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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Mar.
2021
Apr.
2021
May
2021
Jun.
2021

Employment (in thousands)

Employment, all employees (seasonally adjusted)

443.9 447.3 (p)446.5 (p)446.2

Employment, production and nonsupervisory employees

366.5 364.5 (p)364.7  

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

(Source: Current Employment Statistics)

Employment by Occupation

Data series Employment,
2020

First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers

24,990

Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand

21,730

Retail salespersons

145,850

Stock clerks and order fillers

19,180

Truck drivers, light or delivery services

15,580

(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 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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Feb.
2021
Mar.
2021
Apr.
2021
May
2021

Average hourly earnings

$23.40 $23.74 $24.12 (p)$24.39

Average weekly hours

31.3 31.8 31.9 (p)32.1

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

(Source: Current Employment Statistics)

Earnings and Hours of Production and Nonsupervisory Employees

Data series Back
data
Feb.
2021
Mar.
2021
Apr.
2021
May
2021

Average hourly earnings

$19.73 $19.97 $20.54 (p)$21.14

Average weekly hours

31.5 31.8 32.0 (p)32.1

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

(Source: Current Employment Statistics)

Earnings by Occupation

Data series Wages, 2020
Hourly Annual
Median Mean Median Mean

First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers

23.87 26.35 49,650 54,810

Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand

14.28 15.02 29,710 31,240

Retail salespersons

14.65 17.74 30,470 36,890

Stock clerks and order fillers

13.91 14.47 28,940 30,100

Truck drivers, light or delivery services

14.30 15.39 29,740 32,000

(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 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 2016 2017 2018 2019

Fatalities

Number of fatalities

7 8 13 12

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

Data series 2019

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

Total recordable cases

3.2

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

2.0

Cases involving days away from work

1.1

Cases involving days of job transfer or restriction

0.9

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
Mar.
2021
Apr.
2021
May
2021
Jun.
2021

Producer price index

(p)157.3 (p)164.6 (p)165.4 (p)169.1

Percent change from previous month

  (p)0.1% (p)4.6% (p)0.5% (p)2.2%

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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1st quarter
2020
2nd quarter
2020
3rd quarter
2020
4th quarter
2020

Number of establishments

Private industry

(p)46,436 (p)45,890 (p)46,138 (p)46,151

Local government

       

State government

       

Federal government

(p)55 (p)55 (p)54 (p)54

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

142.907 148.270 155.582 160.127

Percent change from previous year

5.6 3.8 4.9 2.9

Labor index, total labor hours

83.891 84.695 80.710 75.074

Percent change from previous year

-1.6 1.0 -4.7 -7.0

Output index

119.886 125.577 125.570 120.214

Percent change from previous year

3.8 4.7 0.0 -4.3

Unit labor costs index

81.690 83.257 80.074 84.363

Percent change from previous year

-1.2 1.9 -3.8 5.4

(Source: Productivity and Costs)

 

Data extracted on: July 30, 2021