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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Dec.
2014
Jan.
2015
Feb.
2015
Mar.
2015

Employment (in thousands)

 

Employment, all employees (seasonally adjusted)

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1,246.6 1,250.8 (P) 1,255.4 (P) 1,257.4

Employment, production and nonsupervisory employees

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1,001.5 980.1 (P) 998.5  

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(P) Preliminary

(Source: Current Employment Statistics)

Employment by Occupation

Data series Employment,
2014

Cashiers

139,220

Industrial truck and tractor operators

26,450

Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand

64,540

Retail salespersons

464,610

Stock clerks and order fillers

64,320

Truck drivers, light or delivery services

29,910

(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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2014
Dec.
2014
Jan.
2015
Feb.
2015

Average hourly earnings

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$16.96 $16.92 $17.04 (P) $16.93

Average weekly hours

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32.8 32.5 31.6 (P) 32.8

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(P) Preliminary

(Source: Current Employment Statistics)

Earnings and Hours of Production and Nonsupervisory Employees

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Nov.
2014
Dec.
2014
Jan.
2015
Feb.
2015

Average hourly earnings

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$15.16 $15.16 $15.22 (P) $14.98

Average weekly hours

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32.3 31.7 31.1 (P) 33.1

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(P) Preliminary

(Source: Current Employment Statistics)

Earnings by Occupation

Data series Wages, 2014
Hourly Annual
Median Mean Median Mean

Cashiers

9.99 10.52 20,770 21,880

Industrial truck and tractor operators

11.58 12.55 24,080 26,110

Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand

11.35 11.98 23,600 24,920

Retail salespersons

12.13 13.76 25,220 28,630

Stock clerks and order fillers

11.08 11.74 23,040 24,420

Truck drivers, light or delivery services

13.95 14.24 29,010 29,630

(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 2010 2011 2012 2013

Fatalities

 

Number of fatalities

32 20 33 (P) 23

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

 

Total recordable cases

5.1 5.4 5.2 4.8

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

3.0 3.5 3.4 3.1

Cases involving days away from work

1.4 1.7 1.7 1.6

Cases involving days of job transfer or restriction

1.6 1.8 1.7 1.5

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(P) Preliminary

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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Dec.
2014
Jan.
2015
Feb.
2015
Mar.
2015

Producer price index

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(P) 133.7 (P) 134.5 (P) 136.9 (P) 137.2

Percent change from previous month

  (P) -0.8% (P) 0.6% (P) 1.8% (P) 0.2%

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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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4th quarter
2013
1st quarter
2014
2nd quarter
2014
3rd quarter
2014

Number of establishments

 

Private industry

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70,926 (P) 70,419 (P) 70,562 (P) 70,639

Local government

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

Federal government

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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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110.681 114.118 118.346 121.497

Percent change from previous year

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4.7 3.1 3.7 2.7

Labor index, total labor hours

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90.625 90.779 90.639 91.647

Percent change from previous year

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-3.2 0.2 -0.2 1.1

Output index

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100.305 103.596 107.268 111.348

Percent change from previous year

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1.4 3.3 3.5 3.8

Unit labor costs index

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112.177 110.431 106.991 107.687

Percent change from previous year

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-4.0 -1.6 -3.1 0.7

(Source: Productivity and Costs)

 

Data extracted on: April 17, 2015