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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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Aug.
2022
Sep.
2022
Oct.
2022
Nov.
2022

Employment (in thousands)

Employment, all employees (seasonally adjusted)

433.1 431.3 (p)429.1 (p)426.1

Employment, production and nonsupervisory employees

351.3 349.8 (p)354.9  

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

(Source: Current Employment Statistics)

Employment by Occupation

Data series Employment,
2021

First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers

27,120

Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand

23,250

Retail salespersons

166,520

Stock clerks and order fillers

17,670

Truck drivers, light or delivery services

17,280

(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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Jul.
2022
Aug.
2022
Sep.
2022
Oct.
2022

Average hourly earnings

$26.26 $25.72 $26.02 (p)$26.44

Average weekly hours

31.0 31.6 31.4 (p)31.6

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

(Source: Current Employment Statistics)

Earnings and Hours of Production and Nonsupervisory Employees

Data series Back
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Jul.
2022
Aug.
2022
Sep.
2022
Oct.
2022

Average hourly earnings

$22.85 $22.02 $22.57 (p)$22.90

Average weekly hours

29.8 30.5 30.1 (p)30.5

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

(Source: Current Employment Statistics)

Earnings by Occupation

Data series Wages, 2021
Hourly Annual
Median Mean Median Mean

First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers

23.31 26.93 48,480 56,010

Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand

14.54 15.65 30,250 32,560

Retail salespersons

14.36 17.52 29,880 36,430

Stock clerks and order fillers

14.42 15.37 30,000 31,970

Truck drivers, light or delivery services

14.68 15.73 30,540 32,720

(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 2017 2018 2019 2020

Fatalities

Number of fatalities

8 13 12 6

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

Data series 2021

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

Total recordable cases

2.4

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

1.6

Cases involving days away from work

0.8

Cases involving days of job transfer or restriction

0.7

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.
2022
Aug.
2022
Sep.
2022
Oct.
2022

Producer price index

(p)197.207 (p)201.158 (p)202.672 (p)202.497

Percent change from previous month

  (p)0.6% (p)2.0% (p)0.8% (p)-0.1%

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
2021
2nd quarter
2021
3rd quarter
2021
4th quarter
2021

Number of establishments

Private industry

45,380 45,289 45,375 45,408

Local government

       

State government

       

Federal government

54 55 57 57

(Source: Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages)

Productivity

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2018 2019 2020 2021

Labor productivity index, output per hour

122.292 128.659 129.644 144.846

Percent change from previous year

3.7 5.2 0.8 11.7

Labor index, total labor hours

115.636 110.148 102.246 108.293

Percent change from previous year

1.0 -4.7 -7.2 5.9

Output index

141.414 141.715 132.555 156.858

Percent change from previous year

4.7 0.2 -6.5 18.3

Unit labor costs index

93.624 89.749 97.080 93.978

Percent change from previous year

2.0 -4.1 8.2 -3.2

(Source: Productivity and Costs)

 

Data extracted on: December 06, 2022