Miscellaneous Store Retailers: NAICS 453

About the Miscellaneous Store Retailers subsector

The miscellaneous store retailers subsector is part of the retail trade sector.

Industries in the Miscellaneous Store Retailers subsector retail merchandise from fixed point-of-sale locations (except new or used motor vehicles and parts; new furniture and home furnishings; new appliances and electronic products; new building materials and garden equipment and supplies; food and beverages; health and personal care goods; gasoline; new clothing and accessories; and new sporting goods, hobby goods, books, and music). Establishments in this subsector include stores with unique characteristics like florists, used merchandise stores, and pet and pet supply stores as well as other store retailers.

North American Industry Classification System

The miscellaneous store retailers subsector consists of these industry groups:

  • Florists: NAICS 4531
  • Office Supplies, Stationery, and Gift Stores: NAICS 4532
  • Used Merchandise Stores: NAICS 4533
  • Other Miscellaneous Store Retailers: NAICS 4539

Workforce Statistics

This section provides information relating to employment in miscellaneous store retailers. 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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Mar.
2017
Apr.
2017
May
2017
Jun.
2017

Employment (in thousands)

Employment, all employees (seasonally adjusted)

834.2 834.7 (p)833.1 (p)834.6

Employment, production and nonsupervisory employees

653.7 663.4 (p)679.8  

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

(Source: Current Employment Statistics)

Employment by Occupation

Data series Employment,
2016

Cashiers

101,950

First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers

65,790

Floral designers

29,300

Retail salespersons

343,170

Stock clerks and order fillers

34,990

Truck drivers, light or delivery services

19,210

(Source: Occupational Employment Statistics)

Projections

For projected (future) employment estimates, see the National Employment Matrix, which includes employment estimates by industry and occupation for miscellaneous store retailers.

(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 miscellaneous store retailers.

Earnings and Hours of All Employees

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Feb.
2017
Mar.
2017
Apr.
2017
May
2017

Average hourly earnings

$16.72 $16.66 $16.86 (p)$16.61

Average weekly hours

29.1 28.9 29.4 (p)29.3

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

(Source: Current Employment Statistics)

Earnings and Hours of Production and Nonsupervisory Employees

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Feb.
2017
Mar.
2017
Apr.
2017
May
2017

Average hourly earnings

$13.63 $13.69 $13.73 (p)$13.64

Average weekly hours

27.6 27.3 28.1 (p)28.0

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

(Source: Current Employment Statistics)

Earnings by Occupation

Data series Wages, 2016
Hourly Annual
Median Mean Median Mean

Cashiers

9.57 10.07 19,900 20,940

First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers

17.14 19.45 35,640 40,450

Floral designers

12.18 13.02 25,340 27,080

Retail salespersons

10.33 11.86 21,490 24,660

Stock clerks and order fillers

10.01 11.20 20,820 23,290

Truck drivers, light or delivery services

11.76 12.99 24,450 27,020

(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 miscellaneous store retailers. 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

15 29 24 25

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

3.1

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

1.8

Cases involving days away from work

0.9

Cases involving days of job transfer or restriction

0.9

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

(Source: Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities)

Workplace Trends

This section presents data on the number of establishments in miscellaneous store retailers. 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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1st quarter
2016
2nd quarter
2016
3rd quarter
2016
4th quarter
2016

Number of establishments

Private industry

(p)112,783 (p)112,896 (p)113,196 (p)113,311

Local government

(p)99 (p)99 (p)100 (p)100

State government

(p)2 (p)2 (p)2 (p)2

Federal government

(p)19 (p)20 (p)20 (p)21

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

(Source: Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages)

Productivity

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2013 2014 2015 2016

Labor productivity index, output per hour

98.514 99.597 99.303  

Percent change from previous year

4.0 1.1 -0.3  

Labor index, total labor hours

90.598 92.584 96.269 91.359

Percent change from previous year

-1.8 2.2 4.0 -5.1

Output index

89.252 92.211 95.598  

Percent change from previous year

2.1 3.3 3.7  

Unit labor costs index

106.634 108.444 110.206  

Percent change from previous year

-4.2 1.7 1.6  

(Source: Productivity and Costs)

 

Data extracted on: July 21, 2017