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Clothing and Clothing Accessories Stores: NAICS 448

About the Clothing and Clothing Accessories Stores subsector

The clothing and clothing accessories stores subsector is part of the retail trade sector.

Industries in the Clothing and Clothing Accessories Stores subsector retail new clothing and clothing accessories merchandise from fixed point-of-sale locations. Establishments in this subsector have similar display equipment and staff that is knowledgeable regarding fashion trends and the proper match of styles, colors, and combinations of clothing and accessories to the characteristics and tastes of the customer.

North American Industry Classification System

The clothing and clothing accessories stores subsector consists of these industry groups:

  • Clothing Stores: NAICS 4481
  • Shoe Stores: NAICS 4482
  • Jewelry, Luggage, and Leather Goods Stores: NAICS 4483

Workforce Statistics

This section provides information relating to employment in clothing and clothing accessories 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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Sep.
2019
Oct.
2019
Nov.
2019
Dec.
2019

Employment (in thousands)

Employment, all employees (seasonally adjusted)

1,302.5 1,302.3 (p)1,280.0 (p)1,313.2

Employment, production and nonsupervisory employees

1,015.1 1,033.5 (p)1,127.7  

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

(Source: Current Employment Statistics)

Employment by Occupation

Data series Employment,
2018

Cashiers

89,550

First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers

156,670

Retail salespersons

963,490

Stock clerks and order fillers

48,250

Tailors, dressmakers, and custom sewers

7,540

(Source: Occupational Employment Statistics)

Projections

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

Earnings and Hours of All Employees

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Aug.
2019
Sep.
2019
Oct.
2019
Nov.
2019

Average hourly earnings

$19.06 $19.84 $19.76 (p)$19.40

Average weekly hours

26.0 25.5 25.2 (p)24.6

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

(Source: Current Employment Statistics)

Earnings and Hours of Production and Nonsupervisory Employees

Data series Back
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Aug.
2019
Sep.
2019
Oct.
2019
Nov.
2019

Average hourly earnings

$15.72 $16.83 $16.46 (p)$16.31

Average weekly hours

23.2 22.4 22.0 (p)21.4

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

(Source: Current Employment Statistics)

Earnings by Occupation

Data series Wages, 2018
Hourly Annual
Median Mean Median Mean

Cashiers

10.99 11.21 22,860 23,310

First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers

18.56 21.05 38,610 43,790

Retail salespersons

11.18 12.57 23,250 26,140

Stock clerks and order fillers

11.46 12.23 23,840 25,440

Tailors, dressmakers, and custom sewers

15.42 16.65 32,080 34,620

(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 clothing and clothing accessories 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

8 12 13 4

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

2.2

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

1.1

Cases involving days away from work

0.6

Cases involving days of job transfer or restriction

 

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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Sep.
2019
Oct.
2019
Nov.
2019
Dec.
2019

Producer price index

(p)125.5 (p)140.5 (p)134.9 (p)125.0

Percent change from previous month

  (p)-5.9% (p)12.0% (p)-4.0% (p)-7.3%

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

(Source: Producer Price Indexes)

Workplace Trends

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

Number of establishments

Private industry

122,713 122,884 (p)122,030 (p)122,084

Local government

5 5 (p)5 (p)5

State government

3 3    

Federal government

3 3 (p)3 (p)3

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

121.468 124.195 122.016 127.265

Percent change from previous year

4.7 2.2 -1.8 4.3

Labor index, total labor hours

91.121 90.310 91.827 92.929

Percent change from previous year

-1.0 -0.9 1.7 1.2

Output index

110.683 112.160 112.044 118.265

Percent change from previous year

3.6 1.3 -0.1 5.6

Unit labor costs index

92.838 91.924 94.787 91.794

Percent change from previous year

-2.3 -1.0 3.1 -3.2

(Source: Productivity and Costs)

 

Data extracted on: January 17, 2020