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Retail trade (NAICS 44-45)
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National sales for this industry are published monthly in the Monthly Retail Trade and Food Services Survey.


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KEY INDUSTRY STATISTICS

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United States
SALES ($ MILLIONS)



1997 2002 2007 02-07 % Chg
Number of establishments 0 1,114,637 1,128,112 1.2%
Sales ($ Millions) 0 3,056,422 3,917,663 28.2%
Annual payroll ($ Millions) 0 302,114 362,819 20.1%
Total employment 0 14,647,675 15,515,396 5.9%
Sales per establishment ($1,000) N/A 2,742 3,473 26.6%
Sales per employee ($1,000) N/A 209 253 21.0%
Sales per $ of payroll N/A 10.1 10.8 6.7%
Payroll per employee ($) N/A 20,625 23,384 13.4%
Employees per establishment N/A 13.1 13.8 4.7%
Sales per capita ($) 0 10,623 13,003 22.4%
Population per establishment N/A 258 267 3.5%
Source: 1997, 2002, and 2007 Economic Census
Data in this Snapshot include only establishments with paid employees. See Industry Snapshot FAQs.
All figures are in current dollars for the period shown, and do not reflect changes in prices.
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THE ECONOMIC CENSUS IS THE OFFICIAL 5-YEAR MEASURE OF AMERICAN BUSINESS
For more information about the Economic Census, visit business.census.gov

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SALES PER EMPLOYEE
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