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by Sue Hartley
sue.hartley@state.mn.us
May 2019

Broadcasting Except Internet, NAICS 515

Need something to listen to, looking for a show to watch? The establishments that provide this entertainment would be found in NAICS 515 - Broadcasting Except Internet. This subsector includes establishments that create content or acquire the right to distribute content and subsequently broadcast the content. The Radio and Television Broadcasting industry group includes establishments that operate broadcasting studios and facilities for over-the-air or satellite delivery of radio and television programs of entertainment, news, talk, and the like. These establishments are often engaged in the production and purchase of programs and generate revenues from the sale of air time to advertisers and from donations, subsidies, and/or the sale of programs. The Cable and Other Subscription Programming industry group includes establishments operating studios and facilities for the broadcasting of programs that are typically narrowcast in nature (limited format, such as news, sports, education, and youth-oriented programming) on a subscription or fee basis.

The number employed in this industry has decreased 65 percent since 2000, but the number of establishments have only decreased by approximately 15 percent. The average weekly wage for this industry has increased 67 percent.

Positions that this industry hires would include Advertising Sales Agents, Producers and Directors, Radio and Television Announcers, and Reporters and Correspondents. In the 2018 Second Quarter Job Vacancy Survey there were 156 vacancies, a 5.6 percent vacancy rate, for advertising sales agents with an average wage offer of $20.29. Only 1 percent of these vacancies are part-time. There were 15 vacancies for producers and directors with an average wage offer of $15.19. 40 percent of these vacancies were part-time. The 2018 Fourth Quarter Job Vacancy Survey had no vacancies for radio and television announcers. There were eight vacancies for reporters and correspondents with an average wage offer of $18.73 and a vacancy rate of .9 percent. All the vacancies were full-time.

Broadcasting Except Internet 515, 2018

Industry

Total,
All Ownerships

Employment

Average
Weekly Wages

Broadcasting (except internet) 515

223

3,984

$1,185

Radio Broadcasting 51511

142

2,232

$1,135

Television Broadcasting 51512

59

1,557

$1,286

Cable and Other Subscription Programming 51521

23

103

$785

Source: 2018 Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages


Building Material and Garden Equipment Supplies and Dealers, NAICS 444

Have you needed to do a repair around your house or realized that your yard could use some landscaping? The place to get supplies for these tasks is at a Building Material and Garden Equipment and Supplies Dealer. This subsector sells retail new building material and garden equipment and supplies from fixed point-of-sales locations. The staff at these establishments is usually knowledgeable about the products being sold.

In Minnesota there are 1,151 Building and Material Supplies Dealers and 281 Lawn and Garden and Equipment Supplies Dealers. Building and Material Supplies Dealers employ 23,493 people who earn an average weekly salary of $632.00. The Lawn and Garden and Equipment Supplies stores employ 3,191 people who earn an average weekly wage of $642.00.

Trends

This industry saw a decrease in the number of employees from 2008 to 2010 with the number of employees starting to recover in 2011. The top employing occupation for this industry is Retail Sales which in the Job Vacancy Survey for 2018 second quarter had 11,369 employees. Because this retail position requires extensive knowledge, this industry’s sales staff earns an average $15.82 per hour compared to the median wage, $12.02 per hour offered for retail sales vacancies from the Second Quarter 2018 Job Vacancy Survey. Since 2000 the number of establishments has decreased by approximately 23 percent.

Positions that this industry often hires are Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators which in the Fourth Quarter 2018 Job Vacancy survey had 223 vacancies, a 2.6 percent vacancy rate, with an average wage offer of $15.06. 10 percent of these vacancies were part-time. Laborers and Freight, Stock and Material Movers is also a major position for this subsector. In the Fourth Quarter 2018 Job Vacancy survey this occupation had 1,929 vacancies, a 2.6 percent vacancy rate, with an average wage offer of $13.80. 24 percent of these vacancies were part-time. Another important position in this industry is Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Service. In the Fourth Quarter 2018 Job Vacancy Survey had 1,495 vacancies, a 9.6 percent vacancy rate, with an average wage offer of $13.61. 45 percent of the vacancies were part-time.

Building Material and Garden Equipment Supplies and Dealers 444, 2018

Industry

Firms

Employment

Average
Weekly Wage

Building Material and Garden Equipment and Supply Dealers 444

1,431

26,684

$590

Home Centers 44411

189

14.118

$548

Paint and Wallpaper Stores 44412

115

876

$877

Hardware Stores 44413

419

4,307

$446

Other Building Material Dealers 44419

428

4,220

$1,053

Outdoor Power Equipment Stores 44421

87

742

$991

Nurseries, Garden Centers, and Farm Supply Stores 44422

194

2,296

$533

Source: 2018 QCEW


Chemical Manufacturing, 325

Every morning many people get up and take a prescribed medication. Every day people go to their job as painters. During the month of June and the beginning of July people buy fireworks to set off on July 4th. These three have one thing in common - they are created by Chemical Manufacturing NAICS 325.

The Chemical Manufacturing subsector is based on the transformation of organic and inorganic raw materials by a chemical process and the formulation of products. This subsector distinguishes the production of basic chemicals that comprise the first industry group from the production of intermediate and end products produced by further processing of basic chemicals that make up the remaining industry groups.

Trends

The number of establishments in this industry over the last 18 years has been on a rollercoaster ride, decreasing, increasing, decreasing, and then increasing again. The number employed in this industry has also been on the same trajectory as the establishments. The good news in this industry is that wages have been on a steady increase, rising 61 percent.

Chemical equipment operators and tenders are an important occupation in this subsector. In the Fourth Quarter 2018 Job Vacancy Survey there were 17 vacancies, a 3.1 percent vacancy rate, for chemical equipment operators and tenders. All the vacancies were full-time with an average wage offer of $16.61. This industry also hires Chemists which had 16 vacancies, a 1.0 percent vacancy rate. All the vacancies were full-time with an average wage offer of $31.38. Another occupation frequently hired is Chemical Technicians which had 46 vacancies, a 3.0 percent vacancy rate. 39 percent of the vacancies were part-time with an average wage offer of $19.53 in the Fourth Quarter 2018 Job Vacancy Survey. Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators and Tenders are also employed in Chemical Manufacturing. In the Fourth Quarter 2019 Job Vacancy Survey there were 36 vacancies, a 1.6 percent vacancy rate. All the vacancies were full-time with an average wage offer of $19.24. Products created by Chemical Manufacturing need to be put into a package which Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders do. This occupation had 441 vacancies, a 4.4 percent vacancy rate, and 48 percent were part-time with an average wage offer of $12.91.

Chemical Manufacturing 448, 2018

Firms

Employment

Average
Weekly Wages

Chemical Manufacturing 325

342

12,325

$1,651

Basic Chemical Manufacturing 3251

56

1,473

$1,698

Resin, Synthetic Rubber, and Artificial Synthetic Fibers and Filaments Manufacturing 3252

15

740

$1,441

Pesticide, Fertilizer, and Other Agricultural Chemical Manufacturing 3253

16

172

$1,196

Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing 3254

78

4,362

$1,663

Paint, Coating, and Adhesive Manufacturing 3255

45

1,111

$2,186

Soap, Cleaning Compound, and Toilet Preparation Manufacturing 3256

61

2,050

$1,466

Other Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing 3259

71

2,417

$1,614

Souce:2018 QCEW


Clothing and Clothing Accessories Stores, 448

It’s Monday morning, and you can’t figure out what to wear. You realize you need some new clothes and accessories. The place to get those items is at Clothing and Clothing Accessories Stores (NAICS 448). Establishments in this subsector use similar display equipment. Staff at these locations are knowledgeable about fashion trends and how to match styles and accessories.

Clothing stores included in this subsector are Men’s, Women’s, Children’s and Family Clothing Stores. These stores may offer basic alterations. Shoe Stores, Jewelry Stores, and Leather Goods and Leather Apparel Stores are examples of clothing accessories stores.

This subsector as a whole has an average weekly wage of $397 which is $9.90 per hour, which is slightly higher than the January 2019 minimum wage of $9.86 per hour. Jewelry, Luggage, and Leather Goods Stores at $755 per week make significantly more than the average for this industry.

This industry hires Retail Salespersons, Cashiers, Merchandisers, and Stock Clerks. These positions are some of the most in demand positions according to the 2018 Second Quarter Job Vacancy Survey. There were 3,561 vacancies for Cashiers with an average wage offer of $11.32. 71 percent of these vacancies were part-time. 7,423 vacancies for Retail Salespersons had an average wage offer of $12.32. 54 percent of these positions were part-time. Merchandisers set up the window displays and merchandise displays throughout the store. This position only had 261 vacancies with an average wage offer of $13.99, and 33 percent of the vacancies are part-time. Stock Clerks receive, store, and issue floor merchandise, and fill shelves and racks. Stock Clerks may also mark prices. In the 2018 Second Quarter Job Vacancy Survey there were 2,032 vacancies with an average wage offer of $12.06. 50 percent of the vacancies were part-time.

Clothing and Clothing Accessories Stores 325, 2018

Industry

Firms

Employment

Average
Weekly Wage

Clothing and Clothing Accessories Stores 448

2,025

20,381

$397

Clothing Stores 4481

1,409

15,156

$341

Shoe Stores 4482

322

2,981

$414

Jewelry, Luggage, and Leather Goods Stores 4483

295

2,243

$755

Source: 2018 QCEW

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