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Massachusetts has as many jobs supported by retail as Boston St. Patrick's Day Parade attendees.

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

Massachusetts retail by the numbers

Jobs Supported by Retail
Retail Establishments
$57.8 (b)
Total GDP Impact
Direct Retail Employment
$19,552 (m)
Direct Labor Income
$26,569 (m)
Direct Impact on GDP

Retail jobs in Massachusetts

A thriving community is a top priority for small businesses in Massachusetts. In this video, hear from Circle Furniture's Director of Business Development, Steve Woodman of Woodman’s of Essex, Willow Books’ David Didriksen and Dave Ratner of Dave’s Soda and Pet City as they share how their businesses play an important part in the state’s local communities.

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.