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Piece goods, notions, and other dry goods merchant wholesalers (NAICS 42431)
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New York and California accounted for 46% of sales in this industry in 2007.


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KEY INDUSTRY STATISTICS

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SALES ($ MILLIONS)



1997 2002 2007 02-07 % Chg
Number of establishments 0 4,417 3,532 -20.0%
Sales ($ Millions) 0 16,383 16,634 1.5%
Annual payroll ($ Millions) 0 1,384 1,439 4.0%
Total employment 0 34,768 31,662 -8.9%
Sales per establishment ($1,000) N/A 3,709 4,710 27.0%
Sales per employee ($1,000) N/A 471 525 11.5%
Sales per $ of payroll N/A 11.8 11.6 -2.3%
Payroll per employee ($) N/A 39,798 45,437 14.2%
Employees per establishment N/A 7.9 9.0 13.9%
Sales per capita ($) 0 57 55 -3.0%
Population per establishment N/A 65,141 85,303 31.0%
Source: 1997, 2002, and 2007 Economic Census
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