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Retail Establishments
6,087
Direct Retail Employment
63,197
Total Retail Employment Impact
92,348
Direct Retail Labor Income ($million)
$2,179
Total Labor Income Impact ($million)
$4,859
Direct Retail GDP ($million)
$3,165
Total Impact GDP ($million)
$7,343
state image  District of Columbia Retail Information
Retail directly and indirectly supports 1 in 10 District of Columbia jobs.
Retail is directly and indirectly responsible for 7% of District of Columbia's GDP.
Retail directly and indirectly generates 6% of labor income in District of Columbia.
Retail supports 92,348 jobs in District of Columbia.

District of Columbia Facts

State Abbreviation -
DC
State Capital -
Area -
177 square miles
Population -
601,723

District of Columbia's At-Large Congressional District

  • Representative: Eleanor Holmes Norton (D)

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

NAICSsort descending Sub-sector Description Employment (Jobs) Labor Income ($millions) GDP ($millions) Retail Establishments
441 Motor vehicle and parts dealers 363 $18 $16 150
442 Furniture and home furnishings stores 791 $56 $31 150
443 Electronics and appliances stores 534 $26 $21 91
444 Building material and garden equipment and suppliers dealers 692 $56 $36 76
445 Food and beverage stores 6,021 $329 $203 671
446 Health and personal care stores 2,614 $164 $105 367
447 Gasoline stations 427 $24 $15 81
448 Clothing and clothing accessories stores 3,402 $200 $101 538
451 Sporting goods, hobby, book and music stores 1,366 $53 $33 163
452 General merchandise stores 1,272 $61 $38 68
453 Miscellaneous store retailers 1,912 $76 $51 506
454 Nonstore retailers 1,256 $90 $31 627
722 Food services and drinking places 42,547 $2,011 $1,498 2,599
Industry Description Employment (Jobs)sort ascending GDP ($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

House

Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D)
* Source: PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP,
The Economic Impact of the U.S. Retail Industry,
August 2011. All data pertain to 2009.

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