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Retail Establishments
71,787
Direct Retail Employment
631,197
Total Retail Employment Impact
920,621
Direct Retail Labor Income ($million)
$18,642
Total Labor Income Impact ($million)
$37,776
Direct Retail GDP ($million)
$29,323
Total Impact GDP ($million)
$61,496
state image  Massachusetts Retail Information
Retail directly and indirectly supports 1 in 4 Massachusetts jobs.
Retail is directly and indirectly responsible for 16% of Massachusetts's GDP.
Retail directly and indirectly generates 15% of labor income in Massachusetts.
Retail supports 920,621 jobs in Massachusetts.

Massachusetts Facts

State Abbreviation -
MA
State Capital -
Boston
Area -
10,555 square miles
Population -
6,547,629

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

NAICSsort descending Sub-sector Description Employment (Jobs) Labor Income ($millions) GDP ($millions) Retail Establishments
441 Motor vehicle and parts dealers 35,033 $2,387 $1,979 4,804
442 Furniture and home furnishings stores 10,913 $754 $420 1,860
443 Electronics and appliances stores 10,477 $593 $478 1,326
444 Building material and garden equipment and suppliers dealers 24,885 $1,795 $1,140 2,081
445 Food and beverage stores 94,422 $4,229 $2,612 6,638
446 Health and personal care stores 29,075 $1,752 $1,120 3,662
447 Gasoline stations 12,044 $867 $529 2,110
448 Clothing and clothing accessories stores 43,211 $2,091 $1,056 5,827
451 Sporting goods, hobby, book and music stores 19,504 $740 $453 3,223
452 General merchandise stores 43,067 $1,940 $1,194 1,181
453 Miscellaneous store retailers 32,862 $1,094 $729 7,576
454 Nonstore retailers 31,160 $2,608 $897 12,996
722 Food services and drinking places 244,542 $8,472 $6,034 18,503
Industry Description Employment (Jobs)sort ascending GDP ($Million)
Retail trade (including food services and drinking places)
631,197 $29,323
Health care and social assistance
561,166 $36,379
Professional, scientific, and technical services
395,282 $43,800
Manufacturing
269,636 $31,864
Finance and insurance
259,769 $39,815
Educational services
209,042 $10,164
Administrative and waste services
206,950 $9,323
Construction
201,869 $11,538
Other services, except public administration
199,467 $8,120
Real estate and rental and leasing
158,578 $51,460
Wholesale trade
139,155 $18,891
Arts, entertainment, and recreation
102,433 $3,309
Information
98,186 $17,010
Transportation and warehousing
92,031 $5,736
Management of companies and enterprises
60,118 $7,656
21,228 $764
Utilities
11,369 $5,157
Mining
3,743 $146

Senate

Sen. William Cowan (D)
Sen. Edward J. Markey (D)
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D)

House

District 1
Rep. Richard E. Neal (D)
District 2
Rep. James P. McGovern (D)
District 3
Rep. Niki S. Tsongas (D)
District 4
Rep. Joseph P. Kennedy III (D)
District 5
Rep. Katherine M. Clark (D)
District 6
Rep. John F. Tierney (D)
District 7
Rep. Michael E. Capuano (D)
District 8
Rep. Stephen F. Lynch (D)
District 9
Rep. William R. Keating (D)
* Source: PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP,
The Economic Impact of the U.S. Retail Industry,
August 2011. All data pertain to 2009.

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