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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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Jan.
2022
Feb.
2022
Mar.
2022
Apr.
2022

Employment (in thousands)

Employment, all employees (seasonally adjusted)

537.0 539.3 (p)538.4 (p)539.8

Employment, production and nonsupervisory employees

434.2 425.5 (p)415.5  

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

(Source: Current Employment Statistics)

Employment by Occupation

Data series Employment,
2021

Cashiers

44,670

First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers

40,940

Retail salespersons

280,200

Shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks

11,450

Stock clerks and order fillers

13,170

(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 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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Dec.
2021
Jan.
2022
Feb.
2022
Mar.
2022

Average hourly earnings

$18.75 $19.60 $19.44 (p)$19.98

Average weekly hours

26.3 25.5 25.1 (p)25.4

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

(Source: Current Employment Statistics)

Earnings and Hours of Production and Nonsupervisory Employees

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Dec.
2021
Jan.
2022
Feb.
2022
Mar.
2022

Average hourly earnings

$17.96 $17.94 $17.72 (p)$18.08

Average weekly hours

25.0 24.0 23.9 (p)24.3

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

(Source: Current Employment Statistics)

Earnings by Occupation

Data series Wages, 2021
Hourly Annual
Median Mean Median Mean

Cashiers

13.49 13.37 28,070 27,810

First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers

20.01 21.97 41,610 45,700

Retail salespersons

13.74 13.79 28,570 28,680

Shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks

14.06 14.54 29,250 30,250

Stock clerks and order fillers

13.72 13.98 28,550 29,070

(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 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 2017 2018 2019 2020

Fatalities

Number of fatalities

3 3 6 4

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

Data series 2020

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

Total recordable cases

2.1

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

1.3

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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Jan.
2022
Feb.
2022
Mar.
2022
Apr.
2022

Producer price index

(p)130.120 (p)127.186 (p)129.938 (p)125.751

Percent change from previous month

  (p)2.8% (p)-2.3% (p)2.2% (p)-3.2%

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

Number of establishments

Private industry

47,925 (p)47,614 (p)47,950 (p)47,937

Local government

3 (p)4 (p)4 (p)4

State government

2 (p)2 (p)1 (p)1

Federal government

37 (p)45 (p)51 (p)51

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

(Source: Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages)

Productivity

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2018 2019 2020 2021

Labor productivity index, output per hour

110.580 117.668 137.444  

Percent change from previous year

7.0 6.4 16.8  

Labor index, total labor hours

100.959 95.681 88.482 95.672

Percent change from previous year

-7.4 -5.2 -7.5 8.1

Output index

111.641 112.585 121.613  

Percent change from previous year

-0.9 0.8 8.0  

Unit labor costs index

99.823 99.609 89.808  

Percent change from previous year

0.8 -0.2 -9.8  

(Source: Productivity and Costs)

 

Data extracted on: May 13, 2022