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! Here is a quick look at retail’s impact.
2020 update coming soon.
An updated report will be released in May of 2020.
Retail’s impact, state by state
Select a state icon below to view retail’s impact on each state and district. State-level data is from 2012. A 2020 update is coming soon.
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.