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Mississippi's retail-supported population is double the entire population of Jackson, Miss.

Retail is the nation's largest private sector employer driving the U.S. economy and creating jobs in the communities around the country. Retail is everywhere - especially in Mississippi. Here is a quick look at retail's impact. Download the full report here. 

Mississippi retail by the numbers

Jobs Supported by Retail
Retail Establishments
$17.8 (b)
Total GDP Impact
Direct Retail Employment
$6,394 (m)
Direct Labor Income
$10,276 (m)
Direct Impact on GDP

Explore retail’s impact by district


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Retail jobs in Mississippi

December 11, 2018
Prestige Sales Manager-Oxford Galleria II - Ulta Beauty - MS
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Merchandise and Service Coordinator-Oxford Galleria II - Ulta Beauty - MS
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TM Receiver - Tractor Supply Company - Lucedale, MS
December 11, 2018
Team Leader - Tractor Supply Company - Canton, MS

The report, The Economic Impact of the U.S. Retail Industry is underwritten by American Express.

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.