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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

Data series Back
data
Jun.
2021
Jul.
2021
Aug.
2021
Sep.
2021

Employment (in thousands)

Employment, all employees (seasonally adjusted)

1,399.7 1,366.4 (p)1,361.8 (p)1,377.8

Employment, production and nonsupervisory employees

1,198.0 1,148.0 (p)1,119.1  

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

(Source: Current Employment Statistics)

Employment by Occupation

Data series Employment,
2020

Cashiers

134,180

Industrial truck and tractor operators

9,710

Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand

66,370

Retail salespersons

495,090

Stock clerks and order fillers

108,240

Truck drivers, light or delivery services

30,460

(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

Data series Back
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May
2021
Jun.
2021
Jul.
2021
Aug.
2021

Average hourly earnings

$19.84 $19.37 $19.65 (p)$19.92

Average weekly hours

31.6 31.8 30.7 (p)30.1

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

(Source: Current Employment Statistics)

Earnings and Hours of Production and Nonsupervisory Employees

Data series Back
data
May
2021
Jun.
2021
Jul.
2021
Aug.
2021

Average hourly earnings

$20.90 $21.05 $21.09 (p)$21.13

Average weekly hours

35.9 35.4 35.3 (p)35.5

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

(Source: Current Employment Statistics)

Earnings by Occupation

Data series Wages, 2020
Hourly Annual
Median Mean Median Mean

Cashiers

13.07 13.19 27,190 27,420

Industrial truck and tractor operators

17.25 17.80 35,870 37,020

Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand

14.14 14.75 29,400 30,680

Retail salespersons

14.07 15.32 29,260 31,860

Stock clerks and order fillers

13.97 14.23 29,070 29,600

Truck drivers, light or delivery services

17.07 17.42 35,500 36,230

(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 2016 2017 2018 2019

Fatalities

Number of fatalities

19 30 19 28

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

Data series 2019

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

Total recordable cases

4.9

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

3.3

Cases involving days away from work

1.6

Cases involving days of job transfer or restriction

1.7

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
Jun.
2021
Jul.
2021
Aug.
2021
Sep.
2021

Producer price index

(p)232.3 (p)236.0 (p)215.9 (p)207.0

Percent change from previous month

  (p)3.4% (p)1.6% (p)-8.5% (p)-4.1%

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

Data series Back
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2nd quarter
2020
3rd quarter
2020
4th quarter
2020
1st quarter
2021

Number of establishments

Private industry

68,552 68,809 68,973 (p)69,017

Local government

5 5 5 (p)5

Federal government

1 1 1 (p)1

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

(Source: Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages)

Productivity

Data series Back
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2017 2018 2019 2020

Labor productivity index, output per hour

117.464 118.810 118.014 117.139

Percent change from previous year

-0.4 1.1 -0.7 -0.7

Labor index, total labor hours

87.368 88.287 89.929 101.032

Percent change from previous year

2.4 1.1 1.9 12.3

Output index

102.626 104.894 106.128 118.348

Percent change from previous year

1.9 2.2 1.2 11.5

Unit labor costs index

104.881 105.304 106.760 108.981

Percent change from previous year

0.7 0.4 1.4 2.1

(Source: Productivity and Costs)

 

Data extracted on: October 15, 2021