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Used merchandise stores employed more than 131,000 people with $2.1 billion in annual payroll and nearly $9.3 billion in sales in 2007, according to new economic census data released by the U.S. Census Bureau.
As part of the 2007 Economic Census Industry Series, these new figures for the retail trade sector provide data on the number of establishments, sales, payroll, number of employees, value of product line sales and other data items at the national level by industry.
Other findings include:
Industry Series data are available only on the Census Bureau's American FactFinder. This online tool allows users to access, filter, manipulate and extract data. Additional retail trade industries will be released through October 2009.
The 2007 Economic Census only includes businesses with paid employees. Information on businesses without paid employees is released as part of the nonemployer statistics data files.