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Retail Establishments
71,939
Direct Retail Employment
602,477
Total Retail Employment Impact
881,938
Direct Retail Labor Income ($million)
$18,162
Total Labor Income Impact ($million)
$33,402
Direct Retail GDP ($million)
$29,621
Total Impact GDP ($million)
$56,782
state image  Washington Retail Information
Retail directly and indirectly supports 1 in 4 Washington jobs.
Retail is directly and indirectly responsible for 17% of Washington's GDP.
Retail directly and indirectly generates 16% of labor income in Washington.
Retail supports 881,938 jobs in Washington.

Washington Facts

State Abbreviation -
WA
State Capital -
Olympia
Area -
71,300 square miles
Population -
6,724,540

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

NAICSsort descending Sub-sector Description Employment (Jobs) Labor Income ($millions) GDP ($millions) Retail Establishments
441 Motor vehicle and parts dealers 39,659 $2,484 $2,060 4,413
442 Furniture and home furnishings stores 10,851 $847 $470 1,655
443 Electronics and appliances stores 9,875 $522 $421 1,359
444 Building material and garden equipment and suppliers dealers 27,292 $1,737 $1,103 2,195
445 Food and beverage stores 65,017 $3,771 $2,325 4,373
446 Health and personal care stores 20,156 $1,207 $771 3,281
447 Gasoline stations 14,475 $956 $583 1,916
448 Clothing and clothing accessories stores 26,065 $1,181 $597 4,022
451 Sporting goods, hobby, book and music stores 21,211 $743 $455 3,442
452 General merchandise stores 66,298 $3,482 $2,141 1,151
453 Miscellaneous store retailers 38,861 $1,188 $790 8,089
454 Nonstore retailers 46,478 $4,561 $1,576 18,941
722 Food services and drinking places 216,238 $6,942 $4,871 17,102
Industry Description Employment (Jobs)sort ascending GDP ($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

Senate

Sen. Maria Cantwell (D)
Sen. Patty Murray (D)

House

District 1
Rep. Suzan K. DelBene (D)
District 2
Rep. Rick Larsen (D)
District 3
Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler (R)
District 4
Rep. Doc Hastings (R)
District 5
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R)
District 6
Rep. Derek Kilmer (D)
District 7
Rep. Jim A. McDermott (D)
District 8
Rep. David George Reichert (R)
District 9
Rep. Adam Smith (D)
District 10
Rep. Denny Heck (D)
* Source: PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP,
The Economic Impact of the U.S. Retail Industry,
August 2011. All data pertain to 2009.

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