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By the Numbers

Retail Establishments
71,939
Direct Retail Labor Income ($million)
$18,162
Direct Retail Employment
602,477
Total Labor Income Impact ($million)
$33,402
Total Retail Employment Impact
881,938
Direct Retail GDP ($million)
$29,621
Total Impact GDP ($million)
$56,782

Direct Employment by Major Industry in Washington 2009

Industry Description Employment (Jobs)sort ascending GDP ($Million)
Retail trade (including food services and drinking places)
602,477 $29,621
Health care and social assistance
383,507 $22,704
Manufacturing
280,888 $37,476
Professional, scientific, and technical services
274,503 $22,925
Construction
223,603 $14,137
Other services, except public administration
197,094 $7,360
Administrative and waste services
179,429 $8,585
Real estate and rental and leasing
179,197 $49,233
Finance and insurance
163,586 $16,392
Wholesale trade
136,087 $17,877
122,909 $5,621
Information
114,740 $26,975
Transportation and warehousing
109,355 $8,854
Arts, entertainment, and recreation
91,311 $2,545
Educational services
67,569 $1,915
Management of companies and enterprises
33,644 $3,861
Mining
7,962 $585
Utilities
5,699 $3,794
Retail Means Jobs across Washington
17%
Retail’s total impact on Washington's GDP
1 in 4
Washington jobs are supported by retail
Retail supports
881,938
jobs in Washington
Retail directly & indirectly generates
16%
of labor income in Washington
* Source: PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP,
The Economic Impact of the U.S. Retail Industry,
August 2011. All data pertain to 2009.

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