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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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Jan.
2022
Feb.
2022
Mar.
2022
Apr.
2022

Employment (in thousands)

Employment, all employees (seasonally adjusted)

1,396.2 1,396.1 (p)1,391.1 (p)1,375.0

Employment, production and nonsupervisory employees

1,065.7 1,090.5 (p)1,125.2  

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

(Source: Current Employment Statistics)

Employment by Occupation

Data series Employment,
2021

Cashiers

161,700

Industrial truck and tractor operators

8,740

Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand

63,940

Retail salespersons

523,800

Stock clerks and order fillers

126,490

Truck drivers, light or delivery services

24,250

(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 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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Dec.
2021
Jan.
2022
Feb.
2022
Mar.
2022

Average hourly earnings

$20.68 $19.97 $20.63 (p)$20.51

Average weekly hours

30.2 29.7 29.6 (p)29.6

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

(Source: Current Employment Statistics)

Earnings and Hours of Production and Nonsupervisory Employees

Data series Back
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Dec.
2021
Jan.
2022
Feb.
2022
Mar.
2022

Average hourly earnings

$22.05 $21.72 $22.09 (p)$21.65

Average weekly hours

34.6 34.3 34.6 (p)34.7

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

(Source: Current Employment Statistics)

Earnings by Occupation

Data series Wages, 2021
Hourly Annual
Median Mean Median Mean

Cashiers

13.94 13.68 29,000 28,450

Industrial truck and tractor operators

17.37 17.47 36,140 36,350

Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand

14.39 15.22 29,940 31,670

Retail salespersons

14.27 15.66 29,680 32,580

Stock clerks and order fillers

14.33 14.84 29,810 30,870

Truck drivers, light or delivery services

18.18 18.49 37,810 38,460

(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 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 2017 2018 2019 2020

Fatalities

Number of fatalities

30 19 28 24

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

Data series 2020

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

Total recordable cases

4.2

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

2.9

Cases involving days away from work

1.5

Cases involving days of job transfer or restriction

1.5

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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Jan.
2022
Feb.
2022
Mar.
2022
Apr.
2022

Producer price index

(p)211.570 (p)227.772 (p)246.808 (p)249.772

Percent change from previous month

  (p)8.0% (p)7.7% (p)8.4% (p)1.2%

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
2020
1st quarter
2021
2nd quarter
2021
3rd quarter
2021

Number of establishments

Private industry

68,973 (p)68,535 (p)68,906 (p)69,082

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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2018 2019 2020 2021

Labor productivity index, output per hour

116.923 116.139 114.525  

Percent change from previous year

1.1 -0.7 -1.4  

Labor index, total labor hours

105.245 107.202 121.231 125.907

Percent change from previous year

1.1 1.9 13.1 3.9

Output index

123.056 124.504 138.839  

Percent change from previous year

2.2 1.2 11.5  

Unit labor costs index

99.530 100.906 102.985  

Percent change from previous year

0.4 1.4 2.1  

(Source: Productivity and Costs)

 

Data extracted on: May 20, 2022