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Nonstore Retailers: NAICS 454

About the Nonstore Retailers subsector

The nonstore retailers subsector is part of the retail trade sector.

Industries in the Nonstore Retailers subsector retail merchandise using methods, such as the broadcasting of infomercials, the broadcasting and publishing of direct-response advertising, the publishing of paper and electronic catalogs, door-to-door solicitation, in-home demonstration, selling from portable stalls and distribution through vending machines. Establishments in this subsector include mail-order houses, vending machine operators, home delivery sales, door-to-door sales, party plan sales, electronic shopping, and sales through portable stalls (e.g., street vendors, except food). Establishments engaged in the direct sale (i.e., nonstore) of products, such as home heating oil dealers and newspaper delivery service providers are included in this subsector.

North American Industry Classification System

The nonstore retailers subsector consists of these industry groups:

  • Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses: NAICS 4541
  • Vending Machine Operators: NAICS 4542
  • Direct Selling Establishments: NAICS 4543

Workforce Statistics

This section provides information relating to employment in miscellaneous store retailers. These data are obtained from employer or establishment surveys. The following table presents an overview of the industry including data for occupations common to the industry, and projections of occupational employment change.

Employment

Data series Back
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Sep.
2022
Oct.
2022
Nov.
2022
Dec.
2022

Employment (in thousands)

Employment, all employees (seasonally adjusted)

648.4 648.7 (p)644.3 (p)645.0

Employment, production and nonsupervisory employees

516.5 530.8 (p)538.1  

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

(Source: Current Employment Statistics)

Employment by Occupation

Data series Employment,
2021

Customer service representatives

62,630

Driver/sales workers

17,610

Order clerks

35,800

Retail salespersons

21,460

Stock clerks and order fillers

32,490

Telemarketers

1,740

Truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer

18,410

(Source: Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics)

Projections

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

(Source: Office of Occupational Statistics and Employment Projections)

Wages

This section presents data on hourly and annual wages for occupations commonly found in nonstore retailers.

Wages by Occupation

Data series Wages, 2021
Hourly Annual
Median Mean Median Mean

Customer service representatives

17.59 17.80 36,590 37,020

Driver/sales workers

18.42 19.61 38,320 40,790

Order clerks

22.26 23.36 46,310 48,590

Retail salespersons

15.53 19.28 32,300 40,100

Stock clerks and order fillers

14.48 16.08 30,110 33,440

Telemarketers

14.36 15.13 29,870 31,470

Truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer

23.25 23.92 48,370 49,750

(Source: Occupational Employment and Wage 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 nonstore 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 2018 2019 2020 2021

Fatalities

Number of fatalities

14 14 18 16

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

Data series 2020

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

Total recordable cases

1.9

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

1.5

Cases involving days away from work

1

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.

Data series Back
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Sep.
2022
Oct.
2022
Nov.
2022
Dec.
2022

Producer price index

(p)185.191 (p)179.336 (p)184.936 (p)194.383

Percent change from previous month

  (p)0.3% (p)-3.2% (p)3.1% (p)5.1%

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

(Source: Producer Price Indexes)

Workplace Trends

This section presents data on the number of establishments in nonstore 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
2021
2nd quarter
2021
3rd quarter
2021
4th quarter
2021

Number of establishments

Private industry

62,659 64,763 66,871 68,365

Local government

4 4 4 4

State government

       

Federal government

14 14 14 14

(Source: Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages)

Productivity

Data series Back
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2018 2019 2020 2021

Labor productivity index, output per hour

142.682 154.643 197.970 215.838

Percent change from previous year

13.6 8.4 28.0 9.0

Labor index, total labor hours

119.769 123.784 127.265 134.452

Percent change from previous year

-2.0 3.4 2.8 5.6

Output index

170.889 191.424 251.947 290.198

Percent change from previous year

11.4 12.0 31.6 15.2

Unit labor costs index

100.555 95.957 79.555 81.004

Percent change from previous year

0.1 -4.6 -17.1 1.8

(Source: Productivity and Costs)

 

Data extracted on: February 06, 2023