Electronics and Appliance Stores: NAICS 443

About the Electronics and Appliance Stores subsector

The electronics and appliance stores subsector is part of the retail trade sector.

Industries in the Electronics and Appliance Stores subsector retail new electronics and appliances from point-of-sale locations. Establishments in this subsector often operate from locations that have special provisions for floor displays requiring special electrical capacity to accommodate the proper demonstration of the products. The staff includes sales personnel knowledgeable in the characteristics and warranties of the line of goods retailed and may also include trained repair persons to handle the maintenance and repair of the electronic equipment and appliances. The classifications within this subsector are made principally on the type of product and knowledge required to operate each type of store.

North American Industry Classification System

The electronics and appliance stores subsector consists of a single industry group, Electronics and Appliance Stores: NAICS 4431.

Workforce Statistics

This section provides information relating to employment in electronics and appliance 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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2016
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2016

Employment (in thousands)

 

Employment, all employees (seasonally adjusted)

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530.9 530.4 (P) 529.0 (P) 529.1

Employment, production and nonsupervisory employees

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419.6 416.5 (P) 415.7  

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(P) Preliminary

(Source: Current Employment Statistics)

Employment by Occupation

Data series Employment,
2015

Computer, automated teller, and office machine repairers

22,090

Customer service representatives

21,340

First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers

32,900

Retail salespersons

231,650

Stock clerks and order fillers

11,990

(Source: Occupational Employment Statistics)

Projections

For projected (future) employment estimates, see the National Employment Matrix, which includes employment estimates by industry and occupation for electronics and appliance 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 electronics and appliance stores.

Earnings and Hours of All Employees

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Average hourly earnings

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$24.24 $24.67 $24.77 (P) $23.99

Average weekly hours

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35.7 35.6 35.6 (P) 35.2

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(P) Preliminary

(Source: Current Employment Statistics)

Earnings and Hours of Production and Nonsupervisory Employees

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Average hourly earnings

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$22.86 $22.78 $22.70 (P) $22.23

Average weekly hours

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36.3 36.1 36.8 (P) 36.7

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(P) Preliminary

(Source: Current Employment Statistics)

Earnings by Occupation

Data series Wages, 2015
Hourly Annual
Median Mean Median Mean

Computer, automated teller, and office machine repairers

14.31 16.13 29,770 33,550

Customer service representatives

14.26 14.89 29,660 30,970

First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers

20.21 23.08 42,040 48,000

Retail salespersons

11.33 14.10 23,560 29,320

Stock clerks and order fillers

10.89 11.64 22,650 24,210

(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 electronics and appliance 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 2011 2012 2013 2014

Fatalities

 

Number of fatalities

4 6 7 5

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

Data series 2014

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

 

Total recordable cases

1.4

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

0.8

Cases involving days away from work

0.6

Cases involving days of job transfer or restriction

0.2

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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2016
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Producer price index

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(P) 72.9 (P) 73.7 (P) 75.9 (P) 73.1

Percent change from previous month

  (P) -2.1% (P) 1.1% (P) 3.0% (P) -3.7%

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(P) Preliminary

(Source: Producer Price Indexes)

Workplace Trends

This section presents data on the number of establishments in electronics and appliance 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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2015

Number of establishments

 

Private industry

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(P) 49,201 (P) 47,320 (P) 48,737 (P) 47,518

Local government

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Federal government

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(P) 1 (P) 1 (P) 1 (P) 1

Footnotes
(P) Preliminary

(Source: Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages)

Productivity

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Labor productivity index, output per hour

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148.915 165.129 169.840 178.162

Percent change from previous year

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8.5 10.9 2.9 4.9

Labor index, total labor hours

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90.504 88.398 92.574 96.418

Percent change from previous year

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-0.1 -2.3 4.7 4.2

Output index

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134.774 145.971 157.228 171.780

Percent change from previous year

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8.3 8.3 7.7 9.3

Unit labor costs index

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76.151 66.144 62.692 63.333

Percent change from previous year

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-6.1 -13.1 -5.2 1.0

(Source: Productivity and Costs)

 

Data extracted on: August 19, 2016