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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Dec.
2016
Jan.
2017
Feb.
2017
Mar.
2017

Employment (in thousands)

Employment, all employees (seasonally adjusted)

509.0 518.0 (p)512.6 (p)516.5

Employment, production and nonsupervisory employees

433.6 430.0 (p)411.2  

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

(Source: Current Employment Statistics)

Employment by Occupation

Data series Employment,
2016

Computer, automated teller, and office machine repairers

21,330

Customer service representatives

16,640

First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers

31,180

Retail salespersons

226,750

Stock clerks and order fillers

16,120

(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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Nov.
2016
Dec.
2016
Jan.
2017
Feb.
2017

Average hourly earnings

$24.70 $24.42 $24.88 (p)$24.69

Average weekly hours

35.1 34.9 35.9 (p)34.3

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

(Source: Current Employment Statistics)

Earnings and Hours of Production and Nonsupervisory Employees

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Nov.
2016
Dec.
2016
Jan.
2017
Feb.
2017

Average hourly earnings

$22.84 $22.88 $22.51 (p)$22.54

Average weekly hours

35.5 35.6 36.2 (p)35.9

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

(Source: Current Employment Statistics)

Earnings by Occupation

Data series Wages, 2016
Hourly Annual
Median Mean Median Mean

Computer, automated teller, and office machine repairers

14.54 16.73 30,250 34,790

Customer service representatives

14.32 15.14 29,790 31,490

First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers

20.45 23.15 42,540 48,140

Retail salespersons

11.53 14.01 23,980 29,140

Stock clerks and order fillers

11.15 11.82 23,180 24,590

(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 2012 2013 2014 2015

Fatalities

Number of fatalities

6 7 5 1

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

Data series 2015

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

Total recordable cases

1.0

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

0.6

Cases involving days away from work

0.4

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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Dec.
2016
Jan.
2017
Feb.
2017
Mar.
2017

Producer price index

(p)70.4 (p)73.2 (p)79.8 (p)80.3

Percent change from previous month

  (p)3.1% (p)4.0% (p)9.0% (p)0.6%

Footnotes
(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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4th quarter
2015
1st quarter
2016
2nd quarter
2016
3rd quarter
2016

Number of establishments

Private industry

47,414 (p)47,741 (p)47,593 (p)47,674

Local government

       

Federal government

1 (p)1 (p)1 (p)1

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

(Source: Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages)

Productivity

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2012 2013 2014 2015

Labor productivity index, output per hour

148.915 165.129 169.840 178.162

Percent change from previous year

8.5 10.9 2.9 4.9

Labor index, total labor hours

90.504 88.398 92.574 96.418

Percent change from previous year

-0.1 -2.3 4.7 4.2

Output index

134.774 145.971 157.228 171.780

Percent change from previous year

8.3 8.3 7.7 9.3

Unit labor costs index

76.151 66.144 62.692 63.333

Percent change from previous year

-6.1 -13.1 -5.2 1.0

(Source: Productivity and Costs)

 

Data extracted on: April 26, 2017