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Kansas City Region Data

The KC region is composed of five counties, and contains Missouri’s second largest metro area.  The region is home to barbecue, the Negro Leagues Museum, baseball’s Royals and football’s Chiefs.  Top industries include retail trade, construction, professional and technical services, food services and commercial printing such as Hallmark.

The regional average wage was $864 per week in the 2nd Quarter of 2013.


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Two-Year U.S. Consumer Price Index(CPI)
2013 2012 Percent Difference
233.0 229.6 1.5%
(1982-84=100, not seasonally adjusted)
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Area Population 2013 Income 2012 Taxable Sales Total Revenue 2013
Total Personal Income Per Capita Income
Cass County 100,641 $3,692,699,000 $36,789 $1,046,515,843
Clay County 230,473 $9,099,952,000 $39,986 $3,166,908,061
Jackson County 679,996 $27,588,109,000 $40,728 $9,428,515,705
Platte County 93,310 $4,272,824,000 $46,416 $1,842,629,783
Ray County 23,039 $870,288,000 $37,734 $148,524,476
Kansas City Region Summary 1,127,459 $45,523,872,000 $40,630 $15,633,093,868



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Local Area Unemployment Statistics March 2014
Area Civilian Labor Force Employment Unemployment Unemployment Rate
Cass County 49,946 46,413 3,533 7.1%
Clay County 120,826 112,585 8,241 6.8%
Jackson County 331,085 303,140 27,945 8.4%
Platte County 51,027 47,767 3,260 6.4%
Ray County 11,031 10,053 978 8.9%
Kansas City Region Summary 563,915 519,958 43,957 7.8%

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Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages
Top High Growth Industries
(2-digit sector)
2nd Quarter 2013
Industry Number of Firms Average Employment Total Wages Average Weekly Wage Percentage Growth from Prior Year
62 - Health care and social assistance 4,705 63,463 $707,443,578 $857 7.3%
72 - Accommodation and food services 1,696 48,995 $201,260,794 $316 1.3%
54 - Professional and technical services 3,060 37,482 $684,901,750 $1,406 6%
23 - Construction 2,367 21,651 $284,929,276 $1,012 4.2%
71 - Arts, entertainment, and recreation 324 10,803 $109,025,605 $776 1%
22 - Utilities 31 2,331 $49,501,429 $1,634 1.4%

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Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages
Top 10 High Growth Industries
(3-digit sub-sector)
2nd Quarter 2013
Industry Number of Firms Average Employment Total Wages Average Weekly Wage Percentage Growth from Prior Year
000 Total Private 25,120 421,231 $4,728,951,384 $864 0.9%
722 - Food Services and Drinking Places 1,538 42,646 $162,862,690 $294 1.1%
541 - Professional and Technical Services 3,060 37,482 $684,901,750 $1,406 6%
621 - Ambulatory Health Care Services 1,580 20,648 $314,158,144 $1,170 2.6%
622 - Hospitals 33 18,689 $258,160,708 $1,063 1.9%
238 - Specialty trade contractors 1,629 15,361 $190,618,003 $955 4.3%
623 - Nursing and Residential Care Facilities 185 12,239 $75,060,973 $472 5.8%
624 - Social Assistance 2,907 11,886 $60,063,753 $389 30.6%
445 - Food and Beverage Stores 264 10,652 $54,324,981 $392 2.8%
332 - Fabricated metal product manufacturing 188 8,916 $149,961,061 $1,294 5%

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Top 10 Occupations by Earnings 2012
Occupation Employment Hourly Wage Annual Wage
Mean Median Entry Experienced Mean Median Entry Experienced
291061 - Anesthesiologists 290 $120.74 $90.07 $108.62 NA $251,130 $187,338 $225,922 NA
291064 - Obstetricians and Gynecologists 160 $110.5 $90.05 $79.42 NA $229,836 $187,296 $165,189 NA
291067 - Surgeons 80 $110.44 $90.05 $79.5 NA $229,720 $187,306 $165,356 NA
291069 - Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 1,150 $109.74 $90.06 $79.63 NA $228,264 $187,317 $165,634 NA
291063 - Internists, General 130 $89.9 $88.2 $45.95 $111.87 $186,983 $183,455 $95,566 $232,692
291151 - Nurse Anesthetists 580 $84.09 $71.36 $47.9 $102.18 $174,903 $148,431 $99,625 $212,543
111011 - Chief Executives 1,870 $79.87 $72.08 $42.72 $98.44 $166,124 $149,921 $88,850 $204,761
291062 - Family and General Practitioners 1,230 $79.06 $80.64 $25.08 $106.04 $164,436 $167,741 $52,175 $220,567
291066 - Psychiatrists 90 $76.21 $76.43 $27.72 $100.45 $158,517 $158,979 $57,668 $208,941
291021 - Dentists, General 240 $74.15 $69.16 $29.8 $96.32 $154,225 $143,850 $61,977 $200,348

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Top 10 Occupations by Projected Growth
Occupation Employment Change Annual Average Openings Outlook
Estimated 2010 Projected 2020 Numeric Percent
473011 - Helpers--Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, an 264 408 144 54.5% 21 52 - Well Above Average A
131081 - Logisticians 108 154 46 42.6% 7 52 - Well Above Average A
518031 - Water & Liquid Waste Treatment Plant & System Oper 36 51 15 41.7% 3 52 - Well Above Average A
472021 - Brickmasons and Blockmasons 688 967 279 40.6% 42 52 - Well Above Average A
273091 - Interpreters and Translators 508 703 195 38.4% 34 53 - Well Above Avg. A-
499021 - Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mecha 1,570 2,151 581 37% 86 53 - Well Above Avg. A-
131121 - Meeting and Convention Planners 259 347 88 34% 14 53 - Well Above Avg. A-
292056 - Veterinary Technologists and Technicians 518 689 171 33% 26 53 - Well Above Avg. A-
399021 - Personal and Home Care Aides 4,065 5,381 1,316 32.4% 164 53 - Well Above Avg. A-
472151 - Pipelayers 123 162 39 31.7% 8 53 - Well Above Avg. A-

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Consumer Price Index by the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS); all other tables produced by MERIC in cooperation with BLS.