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Employment Growth Sectors: 2000 to 2010

Service Providing Percentage Change

Mapping Missouri's top growth sectors over the last decade helps highlight emerging employment patterns in each region. From 2000 to 2010, Missouri's Service Providing Super Sector experienced an increase in employment over the Goods Producing Super Sector. The South Central Workforce Investment Area (WIA) led the top five in the state with a 14% increase in employment from 2000 to 2010. Education/Health Services and Leisure/Hospitality, the top two categories within the Service Providing Super Sector, fueled this growth with a 21% and 7% increase in employment, respectively.

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Service Providing Bar Graph
The above map shows county growth in the Service Providing industry based on its percent change in employment each year versus 2000's employment figures. Missouri's Workforce Investment Areas are overlaid to distinguish regional growth.



Education and Health Services Percentage Change

The Education and Health Services industries experienced the largest growth from 2000 to 2010 among Missouri's businesses. The Ozark and Southeast WIAs led the top five increasing over 30% in employment from 2000 to 2010. By 2010, 17 counties achieved at least a 45% increase in employment compared to 2000. 49 counties managed at least a 15% increase over 2000's employment. Despite the start of the recession at the end of 2007, the Education and Health Services industries maintain strong growth for the state of Missouri.

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Education and Health Graph
The above map shows county growth in the Education and Health Services industry based on their percent change in employment each year versus 2000's employment figures. Missouri's Workforce Investment Areas are overlaid to distinguish regional growth.



Leisure and Hospitality Percentage Change

The Leisure and Hospitality industries experienced the second largest growth from 2000 to 2010 among Missouri's businesses. The Central WIA led the top five with increased employment of nearly 20% from 2000 to 2010. By 2010, 2 counties achieved at least a 140% increase in employment compared to 2000. 16 counties managed at least a 35% increase over 2000's employment. Missouri's Leisure and Hospitality businesses grew 7% statewide from 2000 to 2010.

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The above map shows county growth in the Leisure and Hospitality industry based on their percent change in employment each year versus 2000's employment figures. Missouri's Workforce Investment Areas are overlaid to distinguish regional growth.

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Sources: Bureau of Labor Statistics and Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages

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