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Miscellaneous Store Retailers: NAICS 453

About the Miscellaneous Store Retailers subsector

The miscellaneous store retailers subsector is part of the retail trade sector.

Industries in the Miscellaneous Store Retailers subsector retail merchandise from fixed point-of-sale locations (except new or used motor vehicles and parts; new furniture and home furnishings; new appliances and electronic products; new building materials and garden equipment and supplies; food and beverages; health and personal care goods; gasoline; new clothing and accessories; and new sporting goods, hobby goods, books, and music). Establishments in this subsector include stores with unique characteristics like florists, used merchandise stores, and pet and pet supply stores as well as other store retailers.

North American Industry Classification System

The miscellaneous store retailers subsector consists of these industry groups:

  • Florists: NAICS 4531
  • Office Supplies, Stationery, and Gift Stores: NAICS 4532
  • Used Merchandise Stores: NAICS 4533
  • Other Miscellaneous Store Retailers: NAICS 4539

Workforce Statistics

This section provides information relating to employment in miscellaneous store retailers. 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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Aug.
2022
Sep.
2022
Oct.
2022
Nov.
2022

Employment (in thousands)

Employment, all employees (seasonally adjusted)

859.5 861.1 (p)862.4 (p)859.3

Employment, production and nonsupervisory employees

681.1 668.8 (p)680.4  

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

(Source: Current Employment Statistics)

Employment by Occupation

Data series Employment,
2021

Cashiers

86,640

First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers

67,310

Floral designers

25,750

Retail salespersons

294,140

Stock clerks and order fillers

23,690

Truck drivers, light or delivery services

15,570

(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 miscellaneous store retailers.

(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 miscellaneous store retailers.

Earnings and Hours of All Employees

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Jul.
2022
Aug.
2022
Sep.
2022
Oct.
2022

Average hourly earnings

$20.74 $20.55 $20.58 (p)$20.83

Average weekly hours

28.8 28.5 28.8 (p)28.7

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

(Source: Current Employment Statistics)

Earnings and Hours of Production and Nonsupervisory Employees

Data series Back
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Jul.
2022
Aug.
2022
Sep.
2022
Oct.
2022

Average hourly earnings

$17.54 $17.48 $17.80 (p)$17.75

Average weekly hours

27.9 27.5 27.7 (p)27.5

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

(Source: Current Employment Statistics)

Earnings by Occupation

Data series Wages, 2021
Hourly Annual
Median Mean Median Mean

Cashiers

12.32 12.53 25,630 26,060

First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers

18.14 20.08 37,720 41,770

Floral designers

14.29 15.15 29,710 31,520

Retail salespersons

13.59 13.86 28,260 28,830

Stock clerks and order fillers

13.12 13.26 27,290 27,590

Truck drivers, light or delivery services

14.35 14.74 29,840 30,660

(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 miscellaneous store retailers. 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

23 21 31 25

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

Data series 2021

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

Total recordable cases

2.9

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

1.8

Cases involving days away from work

1.1

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)

Workplace Trends

This section presents data on the number of establishments in miscellaneous store retailers. 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
2021
2nd quarter
2021
3rd quarter
2021
4th quarter
2021

Number of establishments

Private industry

112,542 113,010 113,993 115,697

Local government

106 106 105 105

State government

1 1 1 1

Federal government

21 19 19 18

(Source: Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages)

Productivity

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2018 2019 2020 2021

Labor productivity index, output per hour

119.973 118.855 128.638 142.481

Percent change from previous year

3.9 -0.9 8.2 10.8

Labor index, total labor hours

97.003 98.179 87.041 96.662

Percent change from previous year

0.3 1.2 -11.3 11.1

Output index

116.377 116.690 111.967 137.725

Percent change from previous year

4.3 0.3 -4.0 23.0

Unit labor costs index

100.826 103.378 103.210 99.185

Percent change from previous year

0.9 2.5 -0.2 -3.9

(Source: Productivity and Costs)

 

Data extracted on: December 06, 2022