Per $10 million dollars in sales, Brick & Mortar stores employ, on average, 47 people. Amazon employs just 14. (according to analysis of U.S. Census data by The Institute for Self-Reliance)
There are 4,344 Wal-Mart stores in the US. Each store cost tax payers between $420,000 to $1.75 million per year in higher usage of public-assistance programs by the Wal-Mart employees and their dependents.