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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

Data series Back
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Jun.
2020
Jul.
2020
Aug.
2020
Sep.
2020

Employment (in thousands)

Employment, all employees (seasonally adjusted)

682.8 708.8 (p)725.8 (p)729.2

Employment, production and nonsupervisory employees

557.1 583.6 (p)596.3  

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

(Source: Current Employment Statistics)

Employment by Occupation

Data series Employment,
2019

Cashiers

87,560

First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers

63,590

Floral designers

28,620

Retail salespersons

355,700

Stock clerks and order fillers

30,220

Truck drivers, light or delivery services

17,790

(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

Data series Back
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May
2020
Jun.
2020
Jul.
2020
Aug.
2020

Average hourly earnings

$18.70 $18.24 $18.66 (p)$18.65

Average weekly hours

28.0 28.8 28.8 (p)30.3

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

(Source: Current Employment Statistics)

Earnings and Hours of Production and Nonsupervisory Employees

Data series Back
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May
2020
Jun.
2020
Jul.
2020
Aug.
2020

Average hourly earnings

$15.34 $14.84 $15.15 (p)$15.27

Average weekly hours

27.3 28.2 28.9 (p)29.9

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

(Source: Current Employment Statistics)

Earnings by Occupation

Data series Wages, 2019
Hourly Annual
Median Mean Median Mean

Cashiers

11.22 11.37 23,340 23,650

First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers

18.14 20.18 37,740 41,970

Floral designers

13.34 14.11 27,750 29,340

Retail salespersons

11.79 12.93 24,530 26,900

Stock clerks and order fillers

11.88 12.71 24,710 26,440

Truck drivers, light or delivery services

13.29 14.45 27,640 30,060

(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 2015 2016 2017 2018

Fatalities

Number of fatalities

25 21 23 21

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

Data series 2018

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

Total recordable cases

3.2

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

1.9

Cases involving days away from work

1.0

Cases involving days of job transfer or restriction

0.9

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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2nd quarter
2019
3rd quarter
2019
4th quarter
2019
1st quarter
2020

Number of establishments

Private industry

112,702 113,364 113,522 (p)113,493

Local government

103 103 101 (p)102

State government

2 2 2 (p)2

Federal government

20 20 21 (p)22

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

(Source: Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages)

Productivity

Data series Back
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2016 2017 2018 2019

Labor productivity index, output per hour

106.788 111.783 115.804 117.971

Percent change from previous year

6.8 4.7 3.6 1.9

Labor index, total labor hours

91.526 88.929 89.211 89.422

Percent change from previous year

-4.6 -2.8 0.3 0.2

Output index

97.739 99.408 103.310 105.492

Percent change from previous year

1.9 1.7 3.9 2.1

Unit labor costs index

109.809 109.257 110.604 111.530

Percent change from previous year

-0.2 -0.5 1.2 0.8

(Source: Productivity and Costs)

 

Data extracted on: October 20, 2020