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RETAIL'S IMPACT IN ARKANSAS
352,944 Jobs Supported by Retail | 35,435 Retail Establishments | $18.4 Billion in Total GDP Impact
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Retail is the nation’s largest private sector employer driving the U.S. economy and creating jobs in communities around the country. Retail is everywhere — especially in Arkansas. Here is a quick look at retail in your state, visit NRF.com/retailsimpact for more information and to download the full report, The Economic Impact of the U.S. Retail Industry.

BY THE NUMBERS

  • 35,435 - RETAIL ESTABLISHMENTS
  • 252,283 - DIRECT RETAIL EMPLOYMENT
  • 352,944 - TOTAL JOBS SUPPORTED
  • 6,335 - DIRECT LABOR INCOME
    ($MILLIONS)
  • 9,937 - DIRECT IMPACT ON GDP
    ($MILLIONS)
  • $18.4 Billion - TOTAL IMPACT ON GDP

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DIRECT EMPLOYMENT AND GDP VALUE BY MAJOR INDUSTRY IN ARKANSAS

IndustryEmployment
(Jobs)
GDP
($Million)
Retail trade (including food services and drinking places)252,283$9,937
Administrative and waste management services84,612$2,622
Agriculture, forestry, fishing, and related activities64,636$3,524
Arts, entertainment, and recreation19,760$440
Construction84,947$4,391
Educational services21,073$598
Finance and insurance59,679$4,247
Health care and social assistance179,981$8,749
Information18,852$11,191
Management of companies and enterprises31,935$4,076
Manufacturing159,792$16,477
Mining15,751$2,671
Other services, except public administration93,229$2,508
Professional, scientific, and technical services61,786$3,765
Real estate and rental and leasing53,931$12,169
Transportation and warehousing67,509$4,864
Utilities7,918$2,755
Wholesale trade51,838$8,328

DIRECT IMPACT OF THE RETAIL INDUSTRY BY SUBSECTOR IN ARKANSAS

NAICSSubsectorEmployment
(Jobs)
Labor Income
($Million)
GDP
($Million)
Retail
Establishments
441Motor vehicle and parts dealers20,335$1,043$1,3523,898
442Furniture and home furnishings stores4,065$129$192960
443Electronics and appliances stores4,307$160$265738
444Building material and garden equipment and suppliers dealers11,082$361$5871,253
445Food and beverage stores19,606$562$8451,869
446Health and personal care stores9,529$371$5052,202
447Gasoline stations12,336$357$5601,743
448Clothing and clothing accessories stores10,543$194$3942,282
451Sporting goods, hobby, book and music stores6,016$114$1931,370
452General merchandise stores39,214$1,000$1,7981,193
453Miscellaneous store retailers15,328$259$4674,312
454Nonstore retailers11,106$198$6086,724
722Food services and drinking places88,816$1,587$2,1726,891
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PwC conducted this study based on 2012 data from the U.S. Census and other sources.