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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Sep.
2017
Oct.
2017
Nov.
2017
Dec.
2017

Employment (in thousands)

Employment, all employees (seasonally adjusted)

607.7 608.7 (p)612.4 (p)610.8

Employment, production and nonsupervisory employees

498.9 511.3 (p)571.8  

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

(Source: Current Employment Statistics)

Employment by Occupation

Data series Employment,
2016

Cashiers

53,450

First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers

52,490

Retail salespersons

370,490

Shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks

8,990

Stock clerks and order fillers

24,010

(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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Aug.
2017
Sep.
2017
Oct.
2017
Nov.
2017

Average hourly earnings

$16.85 $17.11 $17.28 (p)$16.83

Average weekly hours

27.4 26.9 26.9 (p)27.8

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

(Source: Current Employment Statistics)

Earnings and Hours of Production and Nonsupervisory Employees

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Aug.
2017
Sep.
2017
Oct.
2017
Nov.
2017

Average hourly earnings

$14.70 $14.97 $15.17 (p)$14.67

Average weekly hours

25.2 24.9 25.3 (p)26.3

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

(Source: Current Employment Statistics)

Earnings by Occupation

Data series Wages, 2016
Hourly Annual
Median Mean Median Mean

Cashiers

9.74 10.24 20,270 21,300

First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers

18.26 19.76 37,980 41,090

Retail salespersons

10.25 11.33 21,330 23,570

Shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks

12.76 13.64 26,530 28,370

Stock clerks and order fillers

10.61 11.33 22,070 23,570

(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 2013 2014 2015 2016

Fatalities

Number of fatalities

13 6 6 10

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

2.0

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

1.1

Cases involving days away from work

0.5

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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Sep.
2017
Oct.
2017
Nov.
2017
Dec.
2017

Producer price index

(p)116.0 (p)115.6 (p)116.8 (p)113.3

Percent change from previous month

  (p)-2.6% (p)-0.3% (p)1.0% (p)-3.0%

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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3rd quarter
2016
4th quarter
2016
1st quarter
2017
2nd quarter
2017

Number of establishments

Private industry

52,170 51,485 (p)51,341 (p)51,259

Local government

2 2 (p)2 (p)2

State government

       

Federal government

43 44 (p)40 (p)38

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

(Source: Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages)

Productivity

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2013 2014 2015 2016

Labor productivity index, output per hour

118.656 117.275 119.140 122.277

Percent change from previous year

-0.3 -1.2 1.6 2.6

Labor index, total labor hours

87.954 91.669 94.412 95.168

Percent change from previous year

3.5 4.2 3.0 0.8

Output index

104.363 107.504 112.483 116.369

Percent change from previous year

3.2 3.0 4.6 3.5

Unit labor costs index

94.340 95.036 96.848 90.946

Percent change from previous year

-0.1 0.7 1.9 -6.1

(Source: Productivity and Costs)

 

Data extracted on: January 12, 2018