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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 table presents an overview of the industry including data for occupations common to the industry, and projections of occupational employment change.

Employment

Data series Back
data
Sep.
2022
Oct.
2022
Nov.
2022
Dec.
2022

Employment (in thousands)

Employment, all employees (seasonally adjusted)

861.1 864.4 (p)862.4 (p)869.2

Employment, production and nonsupervisory employees

668.8 680.3 (p)676.3  

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

(Source: Current Employment Statistics)

Employment by Occupation

Data series Employment,
2023

Cashiers

141,540

First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers

115,560

Floral designers

29,650

Retail salespersons

585,510

Stock clerks and order fillers

56,940

Truck drivers, light or delivery services

16,400

(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)

Wages

This section presents data on hourly and annual wages for occupations commonly found in miscellaneous store retailers.

Wages by Occupation

Data series Wages, 2023
Hourly Annual
Median Mean Median Mean

Cashiers

14.38 14.56 29,900 30,280

First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers

21.29 22.53 44,280 46,860

Floral designers

16.65 16.90 34,640 35,160

Retail salespersons

14.88 15.85 30,940 32,960

Stock clerks and order fillers

16.25 16.41 33,810 34,130

Truck drivers, light or delivery services

16.00 16.52 33,280 34,360

(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 2019 2020 2021 2022

Fatalities

Number of fatalities

31 25 16 23

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

Data series 2022

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

Total recordable cases

3.3

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

2.5

Cases involving days away from work

1.7

Cases involving days of job transfer or restriction

0.8

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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2019 2020 2021 2022

Labor productivity index, output per hour

120.988 133.074 144.819 156.246

Percent change from previous year

2.4 10.0 8.8 7.9

Labor index, total labor hours

97.978 85.966 94.152 90.828

Percent change from previous year

-1.2 -12.3 9.5 -3.5

Output index

118.541 114.399 136.351 141.915

Percent change from previous year

1.2 -3.5 19.2 4.1

Unit labor costs index

102.076 101.528 100.791 99.731

Percent change from previous year

2.1 -0.5 -0.7 -1.1

(Source: Productivity and Costs)

 

Data extracted on: April 19, 2024