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Health and Personal Care Stores: NAICS 446

About the Health and Personal Care Stores subsector

The health and personal care stores subsector is part of the retail trade sector.

Industries in the Health and Personal Care Stores subsector retail health and personal care merchandise from fixed point-of-sale locations. Establishments in this subsector are characterized principally by the products they retail, and some health and personal care stores may have specialized staff trained in dealing with the products. Staff may include pharmacists, opticians, and other professionals engaged in retailing, advising customers, and/or fitting the product sold to the customer's needs.

North American Industry Classification System

The health and personal care stores subsector consists of a single industry group, Health and Personal Care Stores: NAICS 4461.

Workforce Statistics

This section provides information relating to employment in health and personal care 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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Jan.
2020
Feb.
2020
Mar.
2020
Apr.
2020

Employment (in thousands)

Employment, all employees (seasonally adjusted)

1,051.3 1,058.3 (p)1,057.0 (p)957.7

Employment, production and nonsupervisory employees

835.5 827.2 (p)827.1  

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

(Source: Current Employment Statistics)

Employment by Occupation

Data series Employment,
2019

Cashiers

193,610

First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers

58,250

Pharmacists

133,410

Pharmacy aides

25,530

Pharmacy technicians

215,110

Retail salespersons

162,830

(Source: Occupational Employment Statistics)

Projections

For projected (future) employment estimates, see the National Employment Matrix, which includes employment estimates by industry and occupation for health and personal care 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 health and personal care stores.

Earnings and Hours of All Employees

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Dec.
2019
Jan.
2020
Feb.
2020
Mar.
2020

Average hourly earnings

$24.45 $24.46 $24.63 (p)$24.59

Average weekly hours

30.0 29.8 29.9 (p)30.2

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

(Source: Current Employment Statistics)

Earnings and Hours of Production and Nonsupervisory Employees

Data series Back
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Dec.
2019
Jan.
2020
Feb.
2020
Mar.
2020

Average hourly earnings

$19.60 $19.63 $19.93 (p)$19.87

Average weekly hours

29.8 29.7 29.8 (p)29.7

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

(Source: Current Employment Statistics)

Earnings by Occupation

Data series Wages, 2019
Hourly Annual
Median Mean Median Mean

Cashiers

11.89 12.18 24,730 25,340

First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers

18.39 20.18 38,250 41,970

Pharmacists

60.53 59.43 125,910 123,620

Pharmacy aides

12.65 13.39 26,320 27,850

Pharmacy technicians

15.31 16.00 31,840 33,280

Retail salespersons

12.19 13.89 25,350 28,890

(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 health and personal care 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 2015 2016 2017 2018

Fatalities

Number of fatalities

5 10 7 8

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

Data series 2018

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

Total recordable cases

2.0

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

1.1

Cases involving days away from work

0.7

Cases involving days of job transfer or restriction

0.5

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.
2020
Feb.
2020
Mar.
2020
Apr.
2020

Producer price index

(p)153.4 (p)150.6 (p)146.6 (p)141.9

Percent change from previous month

  (p)2.2% (p)-1.8% (p)-2.7% (p)-3.2%

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

(Source: Producer Price Indexes)

Workplace Trends

This section presents data on the number of establishments in health and personal care 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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4th quarter
2018
1st quarter
2019
2nd quarter
2019
3rd quarter
2019

Number of establishments

Private industry

110,480 (p)110,624 (p)110,829 (p)111,525

Local government

11 (p)11 (p)11 (p)11

Federal government

       

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

(Source: Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages)

Productivity

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2015 2016 2017 2018

Labor productivity index, output per hour

102.324 100.020 96.952 99.285

Percent change from previous year

-0.4 -2.3 -3.1 2.4

Labor index, total labor hours

101.570 103.966 106.971 106.752

Percent change from previous year

0.8 2.4 2.9 -0.2

Output index

103.930 103.986 103.710 105.989

Percent change from previous year

0.3 0.1 -0.3 2.2

Unit labor costs index

115.282 118.812 122.537 121.692

Percent change from previous year

3.0 3.1 3.1 -0.7

(Source: Productivity and Costs)

 

Data extracted on: May 22, 2020