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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

Data series Back
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Dec.
2023
Jan.
2024
Feb.
2024
Mar.
2024

Employment (in thousands)

Employment, all employees (seasonally adjusted)

403.5 404.1 (p)402.2 (p)401.6

Employment, production and nonsupervisory employees

332.4 317.5 (p)314.4  

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

(Source: Current Employment Statistics)

Employment by Occupation

Data series Employment,
2023

Computer, automated teller, and office machine repairers

23,130

Customer service representatives

21,810

First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers

52,440

Retail salespersons

275,260

Stock clerks and order fillers

22,570

(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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Nov.
2023
Dec.
2023
Jan.
2024
Feb.
2024

Average hourly earnings

$28.23 $28.39 $28.74 (p)$28.18

Average weekly hours

34.2 33.5 33.0 (p)33.9

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

(Source: Current Employment Statistics)

Earnings and Hours of Production and Nonsupervisory Employees

Data series Back
data
Nov.
2023
Dec.
2023
Jan.
2024
Feb.
2024

Average hourly earnings

$24.03 $24.01 $23.87 (p)$23.53

Average weekly hours

33.4 34.0 34.0 (p)34.6

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

(Source: Current Employment Statistics)

Earnings by Occupation

Data series Wages, 2023
Hourly Annual
Median Mean Median Mean

Computer, automated teller, and office machine repairers

18.38 20.94 38,230 43,560

Customer service representatives

18.05 18.90 37,550 39,310

First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers

23.78 27.66 49,450 57,540

Retail salespersons

17.21 19.42 35,790 40,400

Stock clerks and order fillers

17.72 18.22 36,850 37,910

(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 2018 2019 2020 2021

Fatalities

Number of fatalities

5 7 3 7

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

Data series 2022

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

Total recordable cases

1.9

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

1.3

Cases involving days away from work

1.1

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.

Data series Back
data
Dec.
2023
Jan.
2024
Feb.
2024
Mar.
2024

Producer price index

(p)102.305 (p)103.243 (p)105.698 (p)104.373

Percent change from previous month

  (p)-2.1% (p)0.9% (p)2.4% (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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2019 2020 2021 2022

Labor productivity index, output per hour

163.503 155.721 187.866 192.623

Percent change from previous year

9.3 -4.8 20.6 2.5

Labor index, total labor hours

86.049 76.237 78.522 77.137

Percent change from previous year

-7.0 -11.4 3.0 -1.8

Output index

140.692 118.718 147.515 148.584

Percent change from previous year

1.7 -15.6 24.3 0.7

Unit labor costs index

70.639 83.150 74.312 70.984

Percent change from previous year

-4.6 17.7 -10.6 -4.5

(Source: Productivity and Costs)

 

Data extracted on: April 19, 2024