Building Material and Garden Equipment and Supplies Dealers: NAICS 444

About the Building Material and Garden Equipment and Supplies Dealers subsector

The building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers subsector is part of the retail trade sector.

Industries in the Building Material and Garden Equipment and Supplies Dealers subsector retail new building material and garden equipment and supplies from fixed point-of-sale locations. Establishments in this subsector have display equipment designed to handle lumber and related products and garden equipment and supplies that may be kept either indoors or outdoors under covered areas. The staff is usually knowledgeable in the use of the specific products being retailed in the construction, repair, and maintenance of the home and associated grounds.

North American Industry Classification System

The building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers subsector consists of these industry groups:

  • Building Material and Supplies Dealers: NAICS 4441
  • Lawn and Garden Equipment and Supplies Stores: NAICS 4442

Workforce Statistics

This section provides information relating to employment in building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers. 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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Dec.
2016
Jan.
2017
Feb.
2017
Mar.
2017

Employment (in thousands)

Employment, all employees (seasonally adjusted)

1,283.2 1,285.4 (p)1,285.9 (p)1,291.2

Employment, production and nonsupervisory employees

1,023.3 1,002.3 (p)1,015.9  

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

(Source: Current Employment Statistics)

Employment by Occupation

Data series Employment,
2016

Cashiers

118,980

Industrial truck and tractor operators

12,710

Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand

66,990

Retail salespersons

460,730

Stock clerks and order fillers

90,110

Truck drivers, light or delivery services

34,720

(Source: Occupational Employment Statistics)

Projections

For projected (future) employment estimates, see the National Employment Matrix, which includes employment estimates by industry and occupation for building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers.

(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 building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers.

Earnings and Hours of All Employees

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Nov.
2016
Dec.
2016
Jan.
2017
Feb.
2017

Average hourly earnings

$17.53 $17.48 $17.63 (p)$17.61

Average weekly hours

31.8 31.7 31.0 (p)31.1

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

(Source: Current Employment Statistics)

Earnings and Hours of Production and Nonsupervisory Employees

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Nov.
2016
Dec.
2016
Jan.
2017
Feb.
2017

Average hourly earnings

$15.88 $15.86 $15.94 (p)$16.03

Average weekly hours

31.4 31.4 31.0 (p)31.1

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

(Source: Current Employment Statistics)

Earnings by Occupation

Data series Wages, 2016
Hourly Annual
Median Mean Median Mean

Cashiers

10.52 10.99 21,880 22,860

Industrial truck and tractor operators

14.65 15.30 30,480 31,820

Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand

11.82 12.62 24,580 26,260

Retail salespersons

12.39 14.04 25,770 29,210

Stock clerks and order fillers

11.31 12.07 23,530 25,100

Truck drivers, light or delivery services

14.29 14.78 29,730 30,740

(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 building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers. 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 2012 2013 2014 2015

Fatalities

Number of fatalities

33 24 27 29

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

Data series 2015

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

Total recordable cases

4.7

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

3.0

Cases involving days away from work

1.4

Cases involving days of job transfer or restriction

1.6

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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Dec.
2016
Jan.
2017
Feb.
2017
Mar.
2017

Producer price index

(p)137.6 (p)138.1 (p)138.0 (p)142.1

Percent change from previous month

  (p)0.5% (p)0.4% (p)-0.1% (p)3.0%

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

(Source: Producer Price Indexes)

Workplace Trends

This section presents data on the number of establishments in building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers. 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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4th quarter
2015
1st quarter
2016
2nd quarter
2016
3rd quarter
2016

Number of establishments

Private industry

70,033 (p)69,831 (p)70,000 (p)70,024

Local government

5 (p)5 (p)5 (p)5

Federal government

1 (p)1 (p)1 (p)1

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

(Source: Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages)

Productivity

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2012 2013 2014 2015

Labor productivity index, output per hour

101.913 106.111 110.637 116.173

Percent change from previous year

2.8 4.1 4.3 5.0

Labor index, total labor hours

83.641 84.517 84.627 85.047

Percent change from previous year

-0.2 1.0 0.1 0.5

Output index

85.241 89.681 93.629 98.802

Percent change from previous year

2.6 5.2 4.4 5.5

Unit labor costs index

106.044 105.320 104.926 103.199

Percent change from previous year

-1.9 -0.7 -0.4 -1.6

(Source: Productivity and Costs)

 

Data extracted on: April 28, 2017