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Retail Establishments
34,757
Direct Retail Employment
244,714
Total Retail Employment Impact
345,806
Direct Retail Labor Income ($million)
$5,792
Total Labor Income Impact ($million)
$10,113
Direct Retail GDP ($million)
$8,897
Total Impact GDP ($million)
$16,259
state image  Arkansas Retail Information
Retail directly and indirectly supports 1 in 4 Arkansas jobs.
Retail is directly and indirectly responsible for 17% of Arkansas' GDP.
Retail directly and indirectly generates 16% of labor income in Arkansas.
Retail supports 345,806 jobs in Arkansas.

Arkansas Facts

State Abbreviation -
AR
State Capital -
Little Rock
Area -
53,179 square miles
Population -
2,915,918

The Direct Impact of the Retail Industry in Arkansas by Sub-Sector, 2009

NAICSsort descending Sub-sector Description Employment (Jobs) Labor Income ($millions) GDP ($millions) Retail Establishments
441 Motor vehicle and parts dealers 19,363 $1,039 $860 4,244
442 Furniture and home furnishings stores 4,201 $237 $132 1,014
443 Electronics and appliances stores 4,251 $199 $160 807
444 Building material and garden equipment and suppliers dealers 11,082 $584 $371 1,215
445 Food and beverage stores 19,412 $819 $505 2,033
446 Health and personal care stores 9,289 $536 $342 2,105
447 Gasoline stations 12,130 $555 $340 1,739
448 Clothing and clothing accessories stores 9,958 $348 $176 1,973
451 Sporting goods, hobby, book and music stores 6,057 $178 $109 1,443
452 General merchandise stores 37,297 $1,571 $965 1,031
453 Miscellaneous store retailers 14,547 $354 $235 4,056
454 Nonstore retailers 11,327 $359 $122 6,501
722 Food services and drinking places 85,799 $2,117 $1,477 6,596
Industry Description Employment (Jobs)sort ascending GDP ($Million)
Retail trade (including food services and drinking places)
244,714 $8,897
Health care and social assistance
168,635 $7,920
Manufacturing
166,827 $13,589
Construction
92,562 $3,805
Other services, except public administration
83,475 $2,350
Administrative and waste services
75,132 $2,198
70,106 $2,569
Transportation and warehousing
65,604 $4,147
Professional, scientific, and technical services
60,581 $3,883
Finance and insurance
55,775 $4,655
Wholesale trade
51,384 $6,806
Real estate and rental and leasing
51,148 $10,579
Management of companies and enterprises
27,167 $2,767
Information
20,613 $4,127
Arts, entertainment, and recreation
18,941 $395
Educational services
18,902 $505
Mining
16,917 $2,133
Utilities
7,261 $2,517

Senate

Sen. John N. Boozman (R)
Sen. Mark Lunsford Pryor (D)

House

District 1
Rep. Eric A. Crawford (R)
District 2
Rep. Tim Griffin (R)
District 3
Rep. Steve Womack (R)
District 4
Rep. Tom Cotton (R)
* Source: PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP,
The Economic Impact of the U.S. Retail Industry,
August 2011. All data pertain to 2009.

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