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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Mar.
2019
Apr.
2019
May
2019
Jun.
2019

Employment (in thousands)

Employment, all employees (seasonally adjusted)

837.5 835.3 (p)837.8 (p)836.7

Employment, production and nonsupervisory employees

670.1 675.8 (p)691.0  

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

(Source: Current Employment Statistics)

Employment by Occupation

Data series Employment,
2018

Cashiers

92,500

First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers

62,450

Floral designers

28,980

Retail salespersons

356,660

Stock clerks and order fillers

34,210

Truck drivers, light or delivery services

18,210

(Source: Occupational Employment 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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Feb.
2019
Mar.
2019
Apr.
2019
May
2019

Average hourly earnings

$16.93 $17.18 $17.20 (p)$17.00

Average weekly hours

28.9 28.8 29.2 (p)29.4

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

$14.23 $14.40 $14.60 (p)$14.38

Average weekly hours

27.4 27.3 27.5 (p)28.0

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

(Source: Current Employment Statistics)

Earnings by Occupation

Data series Wages, 2018
Hourly Annual
Median Mean Median Mean

Cashiers

10.55 10.80 21,950 22,470

First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers

17.74 19.98 36,890 41,550

Floral designers

12.93 13.71 26,890 28,510

Retail salespersons

11.28 12.43 23,450 25,850

Stock clerks and order fillers

11.42 12.28 23,760 25,540

Truck drivers, light or delivery services

12.53 13.75 26,060 28,590

(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 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 2014 2015 2016 2017

Fatalities

Number of fatalities

24 25 21 23

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

3.0

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

1.6

Cases involving days away from work

0.6

Cases involving days of job transfer or restriction

1.0

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

Number of establishments

Private industry

(p)112,066 (p)112,169 (p)112,466 (p)112,726

Local government

(p)99 (p)100 (p)99 (p)99

State government

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

Federal government

(p)20 (p)20 (p)21 (p)21

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

99.510 106.943 112.456  

Percent change from previous year

-0.2 7.5 5.2  

Labor index, total labor hours

95.928 91.523 88.929 89.259

Percent change from previous year

3.8 -4.6 -2.8 0.4

Output index

95.458 97.877 100.006  

Percent change from previous year

3.6 2.5 2.2  

Unit labor costs index

110.535 109.581 108.512  

Percent change from previous year

1.8 -0.9 -1.0  

(Source: Productivity and Costs)

 

Data extracted on: July 16, 2019