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.
2018
Jul.
2018
Aug.
2018
Sep.
2018

Employment (in thousands)

Employment, all employees (seasonally adjusted)

1,372.2 1,380.1 (p)1,359.2 (p)1,355.3

Employment, production and nonsupervisory employees

1,087.1 1,104.5 (p)1,096.0  

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

(Source: Current Employment Statistics)

Employment by Occupation

Data series Employment,
2017

Cashiers

71,260

First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers

159,850

Retail salespersons

985,610

Stock clerks and order fillers

54,000

Tailors, dressmakers, and custom sewers

7,800

(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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May
2018
Jun.
2018
Jul.
2018
Aug.
2018

Average hourly earnings

$18.35 $18.16 $18.26 (p)$17.91

Average weekly hours

24.9 25.1 25.4 (p)25.8

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

(Source: Current Employment Statistics)

Earnings and Hours of Production and Nonsupervisory Employees

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May
2018
Jun.
2018
Jul.
2018
Aug.
2018

Average hourly earnings

$14.97 $14.90 $14.93 (p)$14.57

Average weekly hours

21.7 22.2 22.3 (p)23.1

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

(Source: Current Employment Statistics)

Earnings by Occupation

Data series Wages, 2017
Hourly Annual
Median Mean Median Mean

Cashiers

10.17 10.48 21,140 21,810

First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers

18.14 20.26 37,720 42,130

Retail salespersons

10.60 12.05 22,040 25,060

Stock clerks and order fillers

10.99 11.78 22,860 24,490

Tailors, dressmakers, and custom sewers

13.84 15.70 28,780 32,660

(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 2013 2014 2015 2016

Fatalities

Number of fatalities

10 18 8 12

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

Data series 2016

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

Total recordable cases

1.8

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

0.8

Cases involving days away from work

0.6

Cases involving days of job transfer or restriction

0.2

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.
2018
Jul.
2018
Aug.
2018
Sep.
2018

Producer price index

(p)127.7 (p)123.7 (p)124.8 (p)128.5

Percent change from previous month

  (p)-1.2% (p)-3.1% (p)0.9% (p)3.0%

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
2017
3rd quarter
2017
4th quarter
2017
1st quarter
2018

Number of establishments

Private industry

126,441 126,277 125,287 (p)124,136

Local government

5 5 5 (p)5

State government

3 3 3 (p)3

Federal government

3 3 3 (p)3

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

(Source: Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages)

Productivity

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2014 2015 2016 2017

Labor productivity index, output per hour

116.613 121.779 123.871 123.878

Percent change from previous year

2.7 4.4 1.7 0.0

Labor index, total labor hours

91.615 90.888 90.468 91.688

Percent change from previous year

0.2 -0.8 -0.5 1.3

Output index

106.836 110.683 112.064 113.581

Percent change from previous year

2.9 3.6 1.2 1.4

Unit labor costs index

95.009 92.936 92.196 93.848

Percent change from previous year

0.3 -2.2 -0.8 1.8

(Source: Productivity and Costs)

 

Data extracted on: October 19, 2018