30% of jobs in Texas are supported by the retail industry

Retail is the nation's largest private sector employer driving the U.S. economy and creating jobs in the communities around the country. Here is a quick look at retail's impact in Texas.

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Texas retail by the numbers

Jobs Supported by Retail
Retail Establishments
Total GDP Impact
Direct Retail Employment
Direct Labor Income
Direct Impact on GDP

Retail jobs in Texas

Retail stories from across Texas

Texas jeweler worried by growing trade war
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Higher taxes will increase costs and eventually raise customer prices in the long run.
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Member Spotlight: Cavender's
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The Cavender family’s values have guided its business for over 50 years.
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Small Business Spotlight: Mi Golondrina
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Behind the scenes at Dallas-based clothing and home décor brand Mi Golondrina.
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Neiman Marcus CEO Karen Katz says retail is “one of the few industries that, for a number of decades, has had female leaders.” Watch as Katz, The Container Store President Melissa Rieff and small business owner Cristina Lynch proudly discuss their roles within the retail industry in Texas.

Source: All data comes from the PwC report, The Economic Impact of the U.S. Retail Industry, except where otherwise noted.

The retail industry is defined as including retail, food services and drinking places.
Unless otherwise noted, the total impact statistics combine the industry’s direct, indirect and induced impacts. Employment is defined as the number of payroll and self-employed jobs, including part-time jobs. Labor income is defined as annual wages and salaries and benefits as well as proprietors’ income. An establishment is a single physical location at which business is conducted. A business may consist of more than one establishment.