District of Columbia

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Washington D.C.

Retail supports enough people in the District of Columbia to fill the Nationals' baseball stadium twice.

Retail is the nation's largest private sector employer driving the U.S. economy and creating jobs in the communities around the country. Retail is everywhere - especially in the nation's capital. Here is a quick look at retail's impact. Download the full report here. 

Washington D.C. retail by the numbers

Jobs Supported by Retail
Retail Establishments
$6.7 (b)
Total GDP Impact
Direct Retail Employment
$2,202 (m)
Direct Labor Income
$3,103 (m)
Direct Impact on GDP

Retail jobs in D.C.

April 17, 2019
Associate Buyer, Jewelry - Smithsonian Enterprises - Washington, DC
April 13, 2019
Part-time Sales - The Container Store - Washington DC, DC
April 12, 2019
Administrative Assistant, Foundation - National Retail Federation - Washington, DC
April 6, 2019
In-Home Designer - The Container Store - Washington DC, DC

The report, The Economic Impact of the U.S. Retail Industry is underwritten by American Express.

Source: All data comes from the PwC report, The Economic Impact of the U.S. Retail Industry, except where otherwise noted.

The retail industry is defined as including retail, food services and drinking places.
Unless otherwise noted, the total impact statistics combine the industry’s direct, indirect and induced impacts. Employment is defined as the number of payroll and self-employed jobs, including part-time jobs. Labor income is defined as annual wages and salaries and benefits as well as proprietors’ income. An establishment is a single physical location at which business is conducted. A business may consist of more than one establishment.