West Virginia

cathedral like building during the fall in West Virginia

West Virginia

West Virginia retailers provide three times as many jobs as the state's coal industry.

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 West Virginia. Here is a quick look at retail's impact. Download the full report here. 

West Virginia retail by the numbers

214,804
Jobs Supported by Retail
21,568
Retail Establishments
$10.7 (b)
Total GDP Impact
163,610
Direct Retail Employment
$3,972 (m)
Direct Labor Income
$6,373 (m)
Direct Impact on GDP

Explore retail’s impact by district

 

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Retail jobs in West Virginia

December 8, 2018
Brand Associate - Grand Central - Gap Inc. - Vienna, WV
December 8, 2018
Brand Associate - Highlandsthe - Gap Inc. - Triadelphia, WV
December 8, 2018
Brand Associate - Huntington - Wv - Gap Inc. - Barboursville, WV
December 8, 2018
Brand Associate - Meadowbrook - Gap Inc. - Bridgeport, WV

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.