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Industry Trends

Industry Trends (United States):
452 General merchandise stores (all ownership categories *)
Category20132014201520162017Chg 2013-17
No. of Establishments58,04560,05261,24662,30262,2287.2%    
Total Employment3,123,2353,166,9273,213,4673,246,7043,154,6771.0%    
Total Annual Wages$68,364,892,513$70,341,782,216$72,409,346,522$75,011,486,953$76,224,147,37711.5%    
Average Annual Wage$21,889$22,211$22,533$23,104$24,16210.4%    
Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics

Industry Trends (Alabama):
452 General merchandise stores (all ownership categories *)
Category20132014201520162017Chg 2013-17
No. of Establishments1,4861,5691,5971,6171,63610.1%    
Total Employment57,97759,24661,28561,45159,4092.5%    
Total Annual Wages$1,255,279,235$1,307,505,945$1,369,426,926$1,403,516,181$1,410,316,78412.4%    
Average Annual Wage$21,651$22,069$22,345$22,840$23,7399.6%    
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.