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

Employment (in thousands)

Employment, all employees (seasonally adjusted)

1,048.4 1,051.4 (p)1,048.0 (p)1,075.3

Employment, production and nonsupervisory employees

816.1 840.0 (p)833.4  

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

(Source: Current Employment Statistics)

Employment by Occupation

Data series Employment,
2020

Cashiers

78,150

First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers

101,900

Retail salespersons

614,850

Stock clerks and order fillers

26,290

Tailors, dressmakers, and custom sewers

6,790

(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 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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May
2021
Jun.
2021
Jul.
2021
Aug.
2021

Average hourly earnings

$22.17 $22.03 $21.41 (p)$21.52

Average weekly hours

27.4 27.5 27.3 (p)27.8

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

(Source: Current Employment Statistics)

Earnings and Hours of Production and Nonsupervisory Employees

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May
2021
Jun.
2021
Jul.
2021
Aug.
2021

Average hourly earnings

$17.61 $17.77 $17.43 (p)$17.40

Average weekly hours

23.7 23.8 23.9 (p)24.6

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

(Source: Current Employment Statistics)

Earnings by Occupation

Data series Wages, 2020
Hourly Annual
Median Mean Median Mean

Cashiers

13.02 13.09 27,070 27,230

First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers

19.10 21.56 39,730 44,840

Retail salespersons

12.43 13.97 25,860 29,050

Stock clerks and order fillers

13.01 13.29 27,060 27,640

Tailors, dressmakers, and custom sewers

15.83 16.37 32,920 34,040

(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 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 2016 2017 2018 2019

Fatalities

Number of fatalities

12 13 4 4

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

1.6

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

0.6

Cases involving days away from work

0.4

Cases involving days of job transfer or restriction

0.3

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.

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

Producer price index

(p)128.6 (p)126.0 (p)130.2 (p)135.5

Percent change from previous month

  (p)-1.7% (p)-2.0% (p)3.3% (p)4.1%

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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2nd quarter
2020
3rd quarter
2020
4th quarter
2020
1st quarter
2021

Number of establishments

Private industry

116,265 116,188 115,777 (p)113,869

Local government

5 5 5 (p)5

State government

       

Federal government

3 3 3 (p)3

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

(Source: Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages)

Productivity

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2017 2018 2019 2020

Labor productivity index, output per hour

122.925 125.370 134.316 139.116

Percent change from previous year

-1.3 2.0 7.1 3.6

Labor index, total labor hours

91.794 92.660 88.704 68.410

Percent change from previous year

1.7 0.9 -4.3 -22.9

Output index

112.838 116.168 119.144 95.170

Percent change from previous year

0.3 3.0 2.6 -20.1

Unit labor costs index

94.243 93.630 93.051 95.910

Percent change from previous year

2.7 -0.7 -0.6 3.1

(Source: Productivity and Costs)

 

Data extracted on: October 22, 2021