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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Mar.
2019
Apr.
2019
May
2019
Jun.
2019

Employment (in thousands)

Employment, all employees (seasonally adjusted)

563.0 559.4 (p)559.1 (p)562.8

Employment, production and nonsupervisory employees

458.7 455.6 (p)453.2  

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

(Source: Current Employment Statistics)

Employment by Occupation

Data series Employment,
2018

Cashiers

48,350

First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers

50,580

Retail salespersons

346,990

Shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks

7,520

Stock clerks and order fillers

22,500

(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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Feb.
2019
Mar.
2019
Apr.
2019
May
2019

Average hourly earnings

$17.44 $17.30 $17.37 (p)$17.43

Average weekly hours

26.0 26.0 25.7 (p)25.8

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

(Source: Current Employment Statistics)

Earnings and Hours of Production and Nonsupervisory Employees

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Feb.
2019
Mar.
2019
Apr.
2019
May
2019

Average hourly earnings

$15.02 $14.85 $15.00 (p)$14.91

Average weekly hours

24.6 24.6 24.0 (p)24.5

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

(Source: Current Employment Statistics)

Earnings by Occupation

Data series Wages, 2018
Hourly Annual
Median Mean Median Mean

Cashiers

10.73 11.00 22,310 22,890

First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers

18.61 20.29 38,700 42,200

Retail salespersons

11.23 11.96 23,350 24,880

Shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks

13.59 14.38 28,260 29,910

Stock clerks and order fillers

11.41 12.09 23,730 25,140

(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 2014 2015 2016 2017

Fatalities

Number of fatalities

6 6 10 3

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

Data series 2017

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

1.3

Cases involving days away from work

0.7

Cases involving days of job transfer or restriction

0.7

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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Mar.
2019
Apr.
2019
May
2019
Jun.
2019

Producer price index

(p)118.9 (p)118.2 (p)122.2 (p)119.5

Percent change from previous month

  (p)0.5% (p)-0.6% (p)3.4% (p)-2.2%

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
2018
2nd quarter
2018
3rd quarter
2018
4th quarter
2018

Number of establishments

Private industry

(p)50,239 (p)50,139 (p)49,862 (p)49,525

Local government

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

State government

  (p)2 (p)2 (p)2

Federal government

(p)35 (p)35 (p)34 (p)33

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

118.956 122.582 123.563  

Percent change from previous year

2.0 3.0 0.8  

Labor index, total labor hours

94.473 94.552 92.917 86.386

Percent change from previous year

2.5 0.1 -1.7 -7.0

Output index

112.381 115.904 114.812  

Percent change from previous year

4.5 3.1 -0.9  

Unit labor costs index

96.899 91.350 91.392  

Percent change from previous year

2.1 -5.7 0.0  

(Source: Productivity and Costs)

 

Data extracted on: July 16, 2019