Building Material and Garden Equipment and Supplies Dealers: NAICS 444

About the Building Material and Garden Equipment and Supplies Dealers subsector

The building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers subsector is part of the retail trade sector.

Industries in the Building Material and Garden Equipment and Supplies Dealers subsector retail new building material and garden equipment and supplies from fixed point-of-sale locations. Establishments in this subsector have display equipment designed to handle lumber and related products and garden equipment and supplies that may be kept either indoors or outdoors under covered areas. The staff is usually knowledgeable in the use of the specific products being retailed in the construction, repair, and maintenance of the home and associated grounds.

North American Industry Classification System

The building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers subsector consists of these industry groups:

  • Building Material and Supplies Dealers: NAICS 4441
  • Lawn and Garden Equipment and Supplies Stores: NAICS 4442

Workforce Statistics

This section provides information relating to employment in building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers. 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
Mar.
2016
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2016
May
2016

Employment (in thousands)

 

Employment, all employees (seasonally adjusted)

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1,270.3 1,281.8 (P) 1,278.2 (P) 1,277.2

Employment, production and nonsupervisory employees

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1,013.1 1,069.2 (P) 1,115.7  

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(P) Preliminary

(Source: Current Employment Statistics)

Employment by Occupation

Data series Employment,
2015

Cashiers

129,030

Industrial truck and tractor operators

19,970

Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand

63,640

Retail salespersons

458,740

Stock clerks and order fillers

72,640

Truck drivers, light or delivery services

33,070

(Source: Occupational Employment Statistics)

Projections

For projected (future) employment estimates, see the National Employment Matrix, which includes employment estimates by industry and occupation for building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers.

(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 building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers.

Earnings and Hours of All Employees

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2016
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2016
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2016
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2016

Average hourly earnings

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$17.29 $17.20 $17.20 (P) $17.11

Average weekly hours

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32.0 32.9 31.5 (P) 32.0

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(P) Preliminary

(Source: Current Employment Statistics)

Earnings and Hours of Production and Nonsupervisory Employees

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2016
Feb.
2016
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2016
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2016

Average hourly earnings

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$15.49 $15.33 $15.39 (P) $15.31

Average weekly hours

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31.7 33.0 31.0 (P) 31.4

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(P) Preliminary

(Source: Current Employment Statistics)

Earnings by Occupation

Data series Wages, 2015
Hourly Annual
Median Mean Median Mean

Cashiers

10.02 10.59 20,840 22,030

Industrial truck and tractor operators

12.55 13.47 26,110 28,020

Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand

11.46 12.20 23,840 25,370

Retail salespersons

12.03 13.70 25,020 28,500

Stock clerks and order fillers

11.07 11.78 23,030 24,510

Truck drivers, light or delivery services

13.99 14.44 29,100 30,040

(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 building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers. 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

20 33 24 27

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

5.0

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

3.4

Cases involving days away from work

1.6

Cases involving days of job transfer or restriction

1.8

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
Mar.
2016
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2016
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2016

Producer price index

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(P) 137.7 (P) 137.4 (P) 137.1 (P) 137.1

Percent change from previous month

  (P) 2.5% (P) -0.2% (P) -0.2% (P) 0.0%

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(P) Preliminary

(Source: Producer Price Indexes)

Workplace Trends

This section presents data on the number of establishments in building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers. 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
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2015
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2015
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2015

Number of establishments

 

Private industry

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(P) 69,933 (P) 70,002 (P) 70,054 (P) 70,132

Local government

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(P) 5 (P) 5 (P) 5 (P) 5

Federal government

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

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(P) Preliminary

(Source: Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages)

Productivity

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Labor productivity index, output per hour

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101.555 105.730 110.447  

Percent change from previous year

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2.4 4.1 4.5  

Labor index, total labor hours

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83.641 84.517 84.627 85.047

Percent change from previous year

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-0.2 1.0 0.1 0.5

Output index

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84.942 89.359 93.468  

Percent change from previous year

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2.1 5.2 4.6  

Unit labor costs index

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106.417 105.699 105.107  

Percent change from previous year

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-1.5 -0.7 -0.6  

(Source: Productivity and Costs)

 

Data extracted on: June 17, 2016