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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Sep.
2018
Oct.
2018
Nov.
2018
Dec.
2018

Employment (in thousands)

Employment, all employees (seasonally adjusted)

484.2 487.1 (p)487.1 (p)489.8

Employment, production and nonsupervisory employees

400.1 411.8 (p)425.9  

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

(Source: Current Employment Statistics)

Employment by Occupation

Data series Employment,
2017

First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers

31,500

Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand

25,400

Retail salespersons

192,600

Stock clerks and order fillers

23,850

Truck drivers, light or delivery services

18,160

(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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Aug.
2018
Sep.
2018
Oct.
2018
Nov.
2018

Average hourly earnings

$21.31 $21.69 $21.46 (p)$21.35

Average weekly hours

31.8 31.8 31.1 (p)31.4

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

(Source: Current Employment Statistics)

Earnings and Hours of Production and Nonsupervisory Employees

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Aug.
2018
Sep.
2018
Oct.
2018
Nov.
2018

Average hourly earnings

$18.69 $18.92 $18.51 (p)$18.50

Average weekly hours

30.7 30.5 29.8 (p)30.0

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

(Source: Current Employment Statistics)

Earnings by Occupation

Data series Wages, 2017
Hourly Annual
Median Mean Median Mean

First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers

21.96 23.97 45,670 49,870

Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand

12.56 13.25 26,130 27,570

Retail salespersons

12.41 15.44 25,820 32,110

Stock clerks and order fillers

11.88 13.00 24,710 27,050

Truck drivers, light or delivery services

12.64 13.47 26,300 28,010

(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 2017

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

Total recordable cases

3.3

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

2.1

Cases involving days away from work

1.2

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.

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Sep.
2018
Oct.
2018
Nov.
2018
Dec.
2018

Producer price index

(p)138.5 (p)139.6 (p)139.2 (p)140.3

Percent change from previous month

  (p)0.1% (p)0.8% (p)-0.3% (p)0.8%

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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3rd quarter
2017
4th quarter
2017
1st quarter
2018
2nd quarter
2018

Number of establishments

Private industry

47,224 47,258 (p)47,317 (p)47,514

Local government

       

State government

       

Federal government

55 55 (p)55 (p)55

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

(Source: Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages)

Productivity

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2014 2015 2016 2017

Labor productivity index, output per hour

127.728 127.911 136.929 150.220

Percent change from previous year

0.7 0.1 7.1 9.7

Labor index, total labor hours

79.420 85.998 85.558 83.816

Percent change from previous year

6.4 8.3 -0.5 -2.0

Output index

101.441 110.001 117.153 125.908

Percent change from previous year

7.2 8.4 6.5 7.5

Unit labor costs index

86.285 86.891 82.249 78.767

Percent change from previous year

0.0 0.7 -5.3 -4.2

(Source: Productivity and Costs)

 

Data extracted on: January 18, 2019