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Industry Trends

Industry Trends (United States):
452 General merchandise stores (all ownership categories *)
Category20142015201620172018Chg 2014-18
No. of Establishments60,05261,24662,30262,22863,9046.4%    
Total Employment3,166,9273,213,4673,246,7043,154,6773,136,322-1.0%    
Total Annual Wages$70,341,782,216$72,409,346,522$75,011,486,953$76,224,147,377$78,272,513,65011.3%    
Average Annual Wage$22,211$22,533$23,104$24,162$24,95712.4%    
Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics

Industry Trends (Alabama):
452 General merchandise stores (all ownership categories *)
Category20142015201620172018Chg 2014-18
No. of Establishments1,5691,5971,6171,6361,6625.9%    
Total Employment59,24661,28561,45159,40959,186-0.1%    
Total Annual Wages$1,307,505,945$1,369,426,926$1,403,516,181$1,410,316,784$1,451,066,87911.0%    
Average Annual Wage$22,069$22,345$22,840$23,739$24,51711.1%    
Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics

* Includes all ownership categories not subject to BLS disclosure restrictions, which may differ by geographic area. For industry trends data by ownership categories, see the BLS/QCEW website, multi-screen data search.