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RETAIL'S IMPACT IN WASHINGTON
1 in 5 Jobs
859,334 Jobs Supported by Retail | 75,409 Retail Establishments | $59.8 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 Washington. 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

  • 75,409 - RETAIL ESTABLISHMENTS
  • 611,859 - DIRECT RETAIL EMPLOYMENT
  • 859,334 - TOTAL JOBS SUPPORTED
  • 20,193 - DIRECT LABOR INCOME
    ($MILLIONS)
  • 33,337 - DIRECT IMPACT ON GDP
    ($MILLIONS)
  • $59.8 Billion - TOTAL IMPACT ON GDP

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DIRECT EMPLOYMENT AND GDP VALUE BY MAJOR INDUSTRY IN WASHINGTON

IndustryEmployment
(Jobs)
GDP
($Million)
Retail trade (including food services and drinking places)611,859$33,337
Administrative and waste management services190,330$11,041
Agriculture, forestry, fishing, and related activities125,297$7,614
Arts, entertainment, and recreation92,548$2,946
Construction190,542$13,419
Educational services72,081$2,287
Finance and insurance163,902$13,750
Health care and social assistance393,980$24,353
Information117,838$38,431
Management of companies and enterprises38,432$5,383
Manufacturing298,304$55,717
Mining6,584$860
Other services, except public administration205,501$7,964
Professional, scientific, and technical services282,458$25,001
Real estate and rental and leasing177,592$52,838
Transportation and warehousing114,358$11,134
Utilities5,260$3,555
Wholesale trade137,441$21,934

DIRECT IMPACT OF THE RETAIL INDUSTRY BY SUBSECTOR IN WASHINGTON

NAICSSubsectorEmployment
(Jobs)
Labor Income
($Million)
GDP
($Million)
Retail
Establishments
441Motor vehicle and parts dealers39,709$2,219$2,5504,324
442Furniture and home furnishings stores10,515$438$5751,538
443Electronics and appliances stores10,189$511$7021,423
444Building material and garden equipment and suppliers dealers26,775$1,087$1,5382,273
445Food and beverage stores65,503$2,242$2,9584,423
446Health and personal care stores19,712$774$9223,799
447Gasoline stations14,167$549$8041,911
448Clothing and clothing accessories stores26,129$658$1,1854,396
451Sporting goods, hobby, book and music stores20,000$455$6853,220
452General merchandise stores72,119$2,379$3,7061,311
453Miscellaneous store retailers38,516$802$1,3508,565
454Nonstore retailers51,243$2,550$8,59920,493
722Food services and drinking places217,282$5,529$7,76317,733
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Learn more About Retail's Impact at NRF.COM/RETAILS-IMPACT #thisisretail
PwC conducted this study based on 2012 data from the U.S. Census and other sources.