Sporting Goods, Hobby, Book, and Music Stores: NAICS 451

About the Sporting Goods, Hobby, Book, and Music Stores subsector

The sporting goods, hobby, book, and music stores subsector is part of the retail trade sector.

Industries in the Sporting Goods, Hobby, Book, and Music Stores subsector are engaged in retailing and providing expertise on use of sporting equipment or other specific leisure activities, such as needlework and musical instruments. Book stores are also included in this subsector.

North American Industry Classification System

The sporting goods, hobby, book, and music stores subsector consists of these industry groups:

  • Sporting Goods, Hobby, and Musical Instrument Stores: NAICS 4511
  • Book, Periodical, and Music Stores: NAICS 4512

Workforce Statistics

This section provides information relating to employment in sporting goods, hobby, book, and music 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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2015
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2015
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2015
May
2015

Employment (in thousands)

 

Employment, all employees (seasonally adjusted)

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612.1 611.1 (P) 610.0 (P) 608.5

Employment, production and nonsupervisory employees

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493.2 491.4 (P) 489.7  

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(P) Preliminary

(Source: Current Employment Statistics)

Employment by Occupation

Data series Employment,
2014

Cashiers

59,490

First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers

50,630

Retail salespersons

367,550

Shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks

10,410

Stock clerks and order fillers

21,530

(Source: Occupational Employment Statistics)

Projections

For projected (future) employment estimates, see the National Employment Matrix, which includes employment estimates by industry and occupation for sporting goods, hobby, book, and music 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 sporting goods, hobby, book, and music stores.

Earnings and Hours of All Employees

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Average hourly earnings

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$15.87 $15.90 $15.73 (P) $15.96

Average weekly hours

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25.9 25.8 26.0 (P) 26.0

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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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$13.49 $13.54 $13.50 (P) $13.86

Average weekly hours

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24.0 23.6 23.8 (P) 24.5

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(P) Preliminary

(Source: Current Employment Statistics)

Earnings by Occupation

Data series Wages, 2014
Hourly Annual
Median Mean Median Mean

Cashiers

9.10 9.54 18,920 19,840

First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers

17.60 19.07 36,610 39,660

Retail salespersons

9.61 10.76 19,990 22,380

Shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks

11.70 12.68 24,330 26,360

Stock clerks and order fillers

9.81 10.73 20,400 22,320

(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 sporting goods, hobby, book, and music 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 2010 2011 2012 2013

Fatalities

 

Number of fatalities

12 7 6 13

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

 

Total recordable cases

3.2 2.5 2.9 2.7

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

1.3 1.2 1.3 1.1

Cases involving days away from work

0.7 0.6 0.7 0.6

Cases involving days of job transfer or restriction

0.6 0.6 0.6 0.5

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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2015
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Producer price index

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(P) 114.8 (P) 116.2 (P) 115.8 (P) 115.1

Percent change from previous month

  (P) 0.8% (P) 1.2% (P) -0.3% (P) -0.6%

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(P) Preliminary

(Source: Producer Price Indexes)

Workplace Trends

This section presents data on the number of establishments in sporting goods, hobby, book, and music 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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2014
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2014

Number of establishments

 

Private industry

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(P) 52,829 (P) 52,979 (P) 53,112 (P) 53,244

Local government

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(P) 2 (P) 2 (P) 2 (P) 2

State government

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Federal government

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(P) 45 (P) 46 (P) 47 (P) 48

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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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115.167 118.239 123.659 126.662

Percent change from previous year

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6.2 2.7 4.6 2.4

Labor index, total labor hours

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84.242 84.258 83.520 85.150

Percent change from previous year

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-3.5 0.0 -0.9 2.0

Output index

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97.019 99.626 103.280 107.852

Percent change from previous year

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2.5 2.7 3.7 4.4

Unit labor costs index

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95.865 95.187 90.796 89.339

Percent change from previous year

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0.3 -0.7 -4.6 -1.6

(Source: Productivity and Costs)

 

Data extracted on: June 19, 2015