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Department stores (NAICS 4521)
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The top 20 companies accounted for nearly 100% of sales in this industry in 2007.


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United States
KEY INDUSTRY STATISTICS

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United States
SALES ($ MILLIONS)



1997 2002 2007 02-07 % Chg
Number of establishments 10,366 9,355 8,534 -8.8%
Sales ($ Millions) 220,108 220,743 209,391 -5.1%
Annual payroll ($ Millions) 22,083 23,413 22,213 -5.1%
Total employment 1,795,577 1,430,768 1,224,454 -14.4%
Sales per establishment ($1,000) 21,234 23,596 24,536 4.0%
Sales per employee ($1,000) 123 154 171 10.8%
Sales per $ of payroll 10.0 9.4 9.4 -.0%
Payroll per employee ($) 12,299 16,364 18,141 10.9%
Employees per establishment 173.2 152.9 143.5 -6.2%
Sales per capita ($) 826 767 695 -9.4%
Population per establishment 25,708 30,756 35,305 14.8%
Source: 1997, 2002, and 2007 Economic Census
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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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United States
SALES PER EMPLOYEE
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