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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2016
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2016
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2016
Aug.
2016

Employment (in thousands)

 

Employment, all employees (seasonally adjusted)

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629.9 629.8 (P) 629.7 (P) 630.1

Employment, production and nonsupervisory employees

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506.4 503.2 (P) 507.1  

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(P) Preliminary

(Source: Current Employment Statistics)

Employment by Occupation

Data series Employment,
2015

Cashiers

57,730

First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers

51,780

Retail salespersons

373,210

Shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks

9,850

Stock clerks and order fillers

23,750

(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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$16.37 $16.23 $16.22 (P) $16.48

Average weekly hours

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25.8 26.3 27.4 (P) 26.7

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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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$14.10 $14.00 $13.91 (P) $14.28

Average weekly hours

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24.5 25.1 26.4 (P) 25.8

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(P) Preliminary

(Source: Current Employment Statistics)

Earnings by Occupation

Data series Wages, 2015
Hourly Annual
Median Mean Median Mean

Cashiers

9.26 9.84 19,270 20,460

First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers

18.08 19.55 37,600 40,660

Retail salespersons

9.80 11.05 20,380 22,990

Shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks

12.09 13.07 25,150 27,190

Stock clerks and order fillers

10.26 11.10 21,350 23,090

(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 2011 2012 2013 2014

Fatalities

 

Number of fatalities

7 6 13 6

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

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

 

Total recordable cases

2.6

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

1.1

Cases involving days away from work

0.6

Cases involving days of job transfer or restriction

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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May
2016
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2016
Jul.
2016
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2016

Producer price index

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(P) 117.1 (P) 113.0 (P) 115.8 (P) 116.2

Percent change from previous month

  (P) 0.1% (P) -3.5% (P) 2.5% (P) 0.3%

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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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2015
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2015
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2016

Number of establishments

 

Private industry

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52,599 52,992 52,639 (P) 52,378

Local government

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2 2 2 (P) 2

State government

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Federal government

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45 44 43 (P) 43

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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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119.008 118.617 117.096 122.576

Percent change from previous year

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3.9 -0.3 -1.3 4.7

Labor index, total labor hours

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85.016 87.954 91.669 94.773

Percent change from previous year

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-0.8 3.5 4.2 3.4

Output index

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101.175 104.329 107.340 116.169

Percent change from previous year

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3.1 3.1 2.9 8.2

Unit labor costs index

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94.445 94.371 95.181 93.695

Percent change from previous year

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-4.0 -0.1 0.9 -1.6

(Source: Productivity and Costs)

 

Data extracted on: September 20, 2016