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By the Numbers

Retail Establishments
6,087
Direct Retail Labor Income ($million)
$2,179
Direct Retail Employment
63,197
Total Labor Income Impact ($million)
$4,859
Total Retail Employment Impact
92,348
Direct Retail GDP ($million)
$3,165
Total Impact GDP ($million)
$7,343

Direct Employment by Major Industry in District of Columbia 2009

Industry Description Employment (Jobs)sort ascending GDP ($Million)
Professional, scientific, and technical services
125,840 $20,719
Other services, except public administration
77,824 $6,724
Retail trade (including food services and drinking places)
63,197 $3,165
Health care and social assistance
62,633 $4,500
Educational services
51,942 $2,861
Administrative and waste services
46,845 $2,474
Real estate and rental and leasing
22,965 $8,119
Finance and insurance
22,254 $5,120
Information
21,821 $5,445
Construction
14,297 $969
Arts, entertainment, and recreation
13,676 $671
Transportation and warehousing
6,202 $298
Wholesale trade
5,158 $808
Utilities
2,486 $1,260
Manufacturing
1,803 $227
Management of companies and enterprises
1,537 $591
Mining
501 $0
73
Retail Means Jobs across District of Columbia
7%
Retail’s total impact on District of Columbia's GDP
1 in 10
District of Columbia jobs are supported by retail
Retail supports
92,348
jobs in District of Columbia
Retail directly & indirectly generates
6%
of labor income in District of Columbia
* Source: PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP,
The Economic Impact of the U.S. Retail Industry,
August 2011. All data pertain to 2009.

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