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Electronics and Appliance Stores: NAICS 443

About the Electronics and Appliance Stores subsector

The electronics and appliance stores subsector is part of the retail trade sector.

Industries in the Electronics and Appliance Stores subsector retail new electronics and appliances from point-of-sale locations. Establishments in this subsector often operate from locations that have special provisions for floor displays requiring special electrical capacity to accommodate the proper demonstration of the products. The staff includes sales personnel knowledgeable in the characteristics and warranties of the line of goods retailed and may also include trained repair persons to handle the maintenance and repair of the electronic equipment and appliances. The classifications within this subsector are made principally on the type of product and knowledge required to operate each type of store.

North American Industry Classification System

The electronics and appliance stores subsector consists of a single industry group, Electronics and Appliance Stores: NAICS 4431.

Workforce Statistics

This section provides information relating to employment in electronics and appliance 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)

427.9 424.4 (p)418.0 (p)413.9

Employment, production and nonsupervisory employees

338.7 338.4 (p)337.7  

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

(Source: Current Employment Statistics)

Employment by Occupation

Data series Employment,
2021

Computer, automated teller, and office machine repairers

22,640

Customer service representatives

11,400

First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers

23,980

Retail salespersons

129,350

Stock clerks and order fillers

10,500

(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 electronics and appliance 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 electronics and appliance stores.

Earnings and Hours of All Employees

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

Average hourly earnings

$26.88 $26.64 $26.36 (p)$27.18

Average weekly hours

33.9 33.5 33.9 (p)34.1

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

(Source: Current Employment Statistics)

Earnings and Hours of Production and Nonsupervisory Employees

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

Average hourly earnings

$23.45 $23.43 $23.10 (p)$23.02

Average weekly hours

34.7 34.5 34.6 (p)35.4

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

(Source: Current Employment Statistics)

Earnings by Occupation

Data series Wages, 2021
Hourly Annual
Median Mean Median Mean

Computer, automated teller, and office machine repairers

17.78 18.32 36,970 38,110

Customer service representatives

14.51 16.46 30,180 34,230

First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers

22.43 25.39 46,660 52,810

Retail salespersons

14.45 16.29 30,060 33,880

Stock clerks and order fillers

14.65 15.52 30,480 32,270

(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 electronics and appliance 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

7 5 7 3

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

1.3

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

0.9

Cases involving days away from work

0.7

Cases involving days of job transfer or restriction

0.2

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.
2022
Aug.
2022
Sep.
2022
Oct.
2022

Producer price index

(p)90.056 (p)89.659 (p)88.205 (p)87.029

Percent change from previous month

  (p)-5.0% (p)-0.4% (p)-1.6% (p)-1.3%

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

(Source: Producer Price Indexes)

Workplace Trends

This section presents data on the number of establishments in electronics and appliance 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

43,030 42,767 42,533 42,654

Local government

       

Federal government

1 1 1 1

(Source: Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages)

Productivity

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2018 2019 2020 2021

Labor productivity index, output per hour

143.055 157.863 153.109 187.486

Percent change from previous year

8.0 10.4 -3.0 22.5

Labor index, total labor hours

96.882 89.200 79.031 79.284

Percent change from previous year

-1.0 -7.9 -11.4 0.3

Output index

138.595 140.815 121.004 148.646

Percent change from previous year

6.9 1.6 -14.1 22.8

Unit labor costs index

73.781 70.452 81.433 73.708

Percent change from previous year

-3.8 -4.5 15.6 -9.5

(Source: Productivity and Costs)

 

Data extracted on: December 07, 2022