“Apple publishes data about its ‘retail segment’ which ifoAppleStore.com catalogs,” Horace Dediu reports for Asymco.

Here are some statistics I was able to compute from the data:
• The stores generate over $100k per employee per quarter. In 2010, revenue was $481,000 per employee. This year the average is around $320k excluding the fourth quarter. In 2009 the average revenue for the technology sector was $388k/yr. A retailer like JC Penney generates about $124k of revenue per year per employee.
• The revenue per visit is around $45. There are well over 250 million visits per year (222 million for first three quarters of 2011).
• As that visitor generates more than $45 of revenue, an Apple store employee creates sales at the rate of about $278/hour.

More in the full article, including the usual nice charts, here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader "Brawndo Drinker" for the heads up.]