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Black Friday: November 23, 2018

Release Number CB18-SFS.149
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Modern shopper with Black Friday paperbag going in the mall

According to, “Black Friday marks the unofficial start of the holiday shopping season. Many large retailers advertise sales on popular gift items, like electronics, jewelry, and clothes. Check out these tips before you finish your Thanksgiving meal and go store hopping:

  • Read the fine print - There may be quantity limits or other conditions that apply to the sales. Report misleading ads to your state consumer protection office.
  • Compare before you shop - Compare prices for the same item between competing stores. Don’t forget to check for differences in a product’s features and accessories.
  • Research upsells - Ask if multi-year contracts, warranties, or subscriptions must be purchased in order to get the advertised offer. Don’t feel pressured to buy services that you don’t need or want.”

Key Stats:

Source: 2016 County Business Patterns.

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NAICS 443, Electronics and appliance stores
NAICS 4481, Clothing stores
NAICS 44831, Jewelry stores
NAICS 45111, Sporting goods stores
NAICS 45112, Hobby, toy, and game stores
NAICS 4521, Department stores
NAICS 45291, Warehouse clubs and superstores
NAICS 4541, Electronic shopping and mail-order houses

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Note: The table above is cropped at the bottom and the first-quarter payroll column is not shown. Click on the image to see the full table.

Source: Industry Snapshots (1997-2012).

Industry Snapshots present key statistics from the Economic Census and per capita ratios using data from population estimates for a user-selected industry.

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