Job prospects Retail Salesperson near Whitehorse (YT)

Explore current and future job prospects for Retail salespersons near Whitehorse (YT). These trends also apply to people working as a retail salesperson.

Note that the current 2019-2021 Employment Outlook was published in December 2019 based on information available at that time.

Recent trends

Undetermined

We were not able to determine labour market conditions in this region over the past few years because of low employment levels in this occupational group.

Source Labour Market Information | Recent Trends Methodology

Job prospects

retail salesperson
Outlook over the next 3 years
Good Good

The employment outlook will be good for Retail salespersons (NOC 6421) in Yukon for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to a moderate number of new positions.
  • Not many positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a moderate number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.
  • High employee turnover in this occupation could lead to additional employment opportunities.

Here are some key facts about Retail salespersons in the Yukon region:

  • Approximately 400 people work in this occupation.
  • Retail salespersons mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Wholesale and Retail Trade (NAICS 41, 44-45): 71%
    • Manufacturing (NAICS 31-33): 13%
    • Finance, insurance and Real estate and rental and leasing (NAICS 52-53): 8%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: 64% compared to 82% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: 36% compared to 18% for all occupations
  • 50% of retail salespersons work all year, while 50% work only part of the year, compared to 56% and 44% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 30 weeks compared to 31 weeks for all occupations.
  • Less than 5% of retail salespersons are self-employed compared to an average of 12% for all occupations.
  • Source Labour Market Information | Outlook Methodology

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