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Sporting Goods, Hobby, Book, and Music Stores: NAICS 451

About the Sporting Goods, Hobby, Book, and Music Stores subsector

The sporting goods, hobby, book, and music stores subsector is part of the retail trade sector.

Industries in the Sporting Goods, Hobby, Book, and Music Stores subsector are engaged in retailing and providing expertise on use of sporting equipment or other specific leisure activities, such as needlework and musical instruments. Book stores are also included in this subsector.

North American Industry Classification System

The sporting goods, hobby, book, and music stores subsector consists of these industry groups:

  • Sporting Goods, Hobby, and Musical Instrument Stores: NAICS 4511
  • Book, Periodical, and Music Stores: NAICS 4512

Workforce Statistics

This section provides information relating to employment in sporting goods, hobby, book, and music 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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Apr.
2020
May
2020
Jun.
2020
Jul.
2020

Employment (in thousands)

Employment, all employees (seasonally adjusted)

338.7 369.4 (p)418.7 (p)437.4

Employment, production and nonsupervisory employees

259.2 285.0 (p)327.9  

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

(Source: Current Employment Statistics)

Employment by Occupation

Data series Employment,
2019

Cashiers

46,480

First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers

47,750

Retail salespersons

314,110

Shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks

8,590

Stock clerks and order fillers

18,650

(Source: Occupational Employment Statistics)

Projections

For projected (future) employment estimates, see the National Employment Matrix, which includes employment estimates by industry and occupation for sporting goods, hobby, book, and music 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 sporting goods, hobby, book, and music stores.

Earnings and Hours of All Employees

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Mar.
2020
Apr.
2020
May
2020
Jun.
2020

Average hourly earnings

$17.54 $19.98 $18.71 (p)$18.31

Average weekly hours

25.4 25.8 26.7 (p)26.7

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

(Source: Current Employment Statistics)

Earnings and Hours of Production and Nonsupervisory Employees

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Mar.
2020
Apr.
2020
May
2020
Jun.
2020

Average hourly earnings

$15.06 $15.93 $15.63 (p)$15.07

Average weekly hours

25.2 26.1 28.4 (p)27.7

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

(Source: Current Employment Statistics)

Earnings by Occupation

Data series Wages, 2019
Hourly Annual
Median Mean Median Mean

Cashiers

11.34 11.63 23,580 24,180

First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers

18.85 20.76 39,210 43,190

Retail salespersons

11.67 12.47 24,270 25,930

Shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks

13.46 14.18 28,000 29,500

Stock clerks and order fillers

11.91 12.63 24,770 26,270

(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 sporting goods, hobby, book, and music 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

6 10 3 3

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

2.5

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

1.2

Cases involving days away from work

0.6

Cases involving days of job transfer or restriction

0.6

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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Apr.
2020
May
2020
Jun.
2020
Jul.
2020

Producer price index

(p)117.9 (p)110.8 (p)118.8 (p)120.2

Percent change from previous month

  (p)0.9% (p)-6.0% (p)7.2% (p)1.2%

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

(Source: Producer Price Indexes)

Workplace Trends

This section presents data on the number of establishments in sporting goods, hobby, book, and music 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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1st quarter
2019
2nd quarter
2019
3rd quarter
2019
4th quarter
2019

Number of establishments

Private industry

(p)48,760 (p)48,667 (p)48,798 (p)48,894

Local government

(p)2 (p)2 (p)2 (p)2

State government

(p)2 (p)2 (p)2 (p)2

Federal government

(p)33 (p)33 (p)33 (p)34

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

(Source: Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages)

Productivity

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2016 2017 2018 2019

Labor productivity index, output per hour

121.217 123.193 130.940 139.043

Percent change from previous year

2.7 1.6 6.3 6.2

Labor index, total labor hours

94.552 92.917 86.056 80.867

Percent change from previous year

0.1 -1.7 -7.4 -6.0

Output index

114.614 114.467 112.682 112.440

Percent change from previous year

2.8 -0.1 -1.6 -0.2

Unit labor costs index

93.513 93.073 94.449 95.285

Percent change from previous year

-5.1 -0.5 1.5 0.9

(Source: Productivity and Costs)

 

Data extracted on: August 12, 2020