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Northwest Region Data

The Northwest consists of 18 counties stretching two-thirds of the way across the state.  Its largest city is St. Joseph, birthplace of the Pony Express and Jesse James’ last home.  It also includes such gems as Amish Jamesport and sparkling Conception Abbey, Nodaway County.  Top industries include retail trade, farming, food services, and construction.

The regional average wage was $677 per week in the 3rd Quarter of 2014.


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Two-Year U.S. Consumer Price Index(CPI)
2014 2013 Percent Difference
236.7 233.0 1.6%
(1982-84=100, not seasonally adjusted)
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Area Population 2014 Income 2013 Taxable Sales Total Revenue 2014
Total Personal Income Per Capita Income
Andrew County 17,379 $860,394,000 $49,320 $79,180,100
Atchison County 5,382 $253,928,000 $46,601 $53,799,095
Buchanan County 89,486 $3,249,916,000 $36,259 $1,420,927,749
Caldwell County 9,034 $359,815,000 $39,553 $36,723,285
Clinton County 20,299 $803,322,000 $39,051 $96,541,689
Daviess County 8,297 $279,010,000 $33,640 $55,754,696
Dekalb County 12,692 $340,617,000 $26,528 $128,871,499
Gentry County 6,826 $264,755,000 $39,078 $50,252,828
Grundy County 10,197 $351,036,000 $33,900 $90,745,147
Harrison County 8,639 $313,056,000 $35,815 $116,797,935
Holt County 4,516 $223,158,000 $48,852 $34,247,800
Linn County 12,311 $434,949,000 $35,167 $126,156,430
Livingston County 15,053 $543,533,000 $36,550 $212,796,149
Mercer County 3,719 $116,027,000 $31,401 $31,436,672
Nodaway County 23,081 $713,498,000 $30,674 $230,962,681
Putnam County 4,829 $158,232,000 $32,458 $38,174,972
Sullivan County 6,411 $231,438,000 $35,893 $44,419,037
Worth County 2,073 $75,390,000 $36,072 $12,579,496
Northwest Region Summary 260,224 $9,572,074,000 $36,622 $2,860,367,260



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Local Area Unemployment Statistics March 2015
Area Civilian Labor Force Employment Unemployment Unemployment Rate
Andrew County 9,944 9,452 492 4.9%
Atchison County 2,834 2,695 139 4.9%
Buchanan County 46,884 44,212 2,672 5.7%
Caldwell County 4,440 4,208 232 5.2%
Clinton County 11,082 10,480 602 5.4%
Daviess County 3,993 3,761 232 5.8%
Dekalb County 5,080 4,789 291 5.7%
Gentry County 3,606 3,400 206 5.7%
Grundy County 4,869 4,635 234 4.8%
Harrison County 3,978 3,700 278 7%
Holt County 2,684 2,553 131 4.9%
Linn County 5,181 4,770 411 7.9%
Livingston County 7,351 6,961 390 5.3%
Mercer County 1,879 1,772 107 5.7%
Nodaway County 11,655 11,007 648 5.6%
Putnam County 2,522 2,392 130 5.2%
Sullivan County 2,794 2,584 210 7.5%
Worth County 1,285 1,242 43 3.3%
Northwest Region Summary 132,061 124,613 7,448 5.6%

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Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages
Top High Growth Industries
(2-digit sector)
3rd Quarter 2014
Industry Number of Firms Average Employment Total Wages Average Weekly Wage Percentage Growth from Prior Year
44 - Retail Trade 790 11,960 $66,092,889 $425 0.8%
42 - Wholesale trade 349 3,359 $35,499,039 $813 4.8%
23 - Construction 597 3,265 $41,502,797 $978 1.2%
54 - Professional and technical services 335 2,048 $24,884,538 $935 1.5%
71 - Arts, entertainment, and recreation 71 941 $3,730,975 $305 0.9%
55 - Management of companies and enterprises 47 611 $7,721,703 $972 2.2%

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Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages
Top 10 High Growth Industries
(3-digit sub-sector)
3rd Quarter 2014
Industry Number of Firms Average Employment Total Wages Average Weekly Wage Percentage Growth from Prior Year
311 - Food manufacturing 38 5,875 $63,687,172 $834 4.1%
332 - Fabricated metal product manufacturing 44 2,588 $35,285,471 $1,049 1.6%
624 - Social Assistance 773 2,359 $8,641,421 $282 0.6%
541 - Professional and Technical Services 335 2,048 $24,884,538 $935 1.5%
445 - Food and Beverage Stores 65 1,986 $8,812,233 $341 3.1%
238 - Specialty trade contractors 381 1,882 $20,250,380 $828 1%
325 - Chemical manufacturing 14 1,822 $28,956,811 $1,222 5.1%
424 - Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods 158 1,713 $17,883,392 $803 11.4%
524 - Insurance Carriers & Related Activities 223 1,398 $15,392,329 $847 0.3%
441 - Motor Vehicle and Parts Dealers 120 1,320 $11,365,744 $663 3.3%

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Top 10 Occupations by Earnings 2013
Occupation Employment Hourly Wage Annual Wage
Mean Median Entry Experienced Mean Median Entry Experienced
291062 - Family and General Practitioners 210 $100.25 $90.12 $63.51 $118.63 $208,529 $187,454 $132,091 $246,748
291061 - Anesthesiologists NA $90.48 $90.16 $28.46 $121.49 $188,207 $187,530 $59,205 $252,708
291069 - Physicians and Surgeons, All Other NA $85.56 $83.77 $39.58 $108.56 $177,973 $174,244 $82,328 $225,796
291041 - Optometrists 40 $81.77 $70.09 $44.88 $100.21 $170,081 $145,791 $93,356 $208,443
291051 - Pharmacists 220 $57.12 $59.6 $45.2 $63.08 $118,809 $123,973 $94,014 $131,207
111011 - Chief Executives 210 $54.53 $46.12 $27 $68.3 $113,429 $95,926 $56,151 $142,068
231023 - Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates 40 $52.61 $56.81 $40.67 $58.58 $109,427 $118,156 $84,602 $121,840
119041 - Architectural and Engineering Managers 30 $51.74 $48.33 $37.98 $58.62 $107,615 $100,523 $78,995 $121,924
291123 - Physical Therapists 150 $46.37 $46.98 $34.49 $52.32 $96,457 $97,712 $71,731 $108,820
291171 - Nurse Practitioners 60 $44.86 $44.23 $37.55 $48.51 $93,300 $91,991 $78,094 $100,903

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Top 10 Occupations by Projected Growth
Occupation Employment Change Annual Average Openings Outlook
Estimated 2012 Projected 2022 Numeric Percent
151133 - Software Developers, Systems Software 7 10 3 42.9% NA 52 - Well Above Average A
512099 - Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other 292 393 101 34.6% 15 54 - Above Average B+
212011 - Clergy 29 39 10 34.5% 2 54 - Above Average B+
251072 - Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary 41 55 14 34.1% 2 52 - Well Above Average A
151121 - Computer Systems Analysts 50 67 17 34% 3 52 - Well Above Average A
151143 - Computer Network Architects 3 4 1 33.3% NA 52 - Well Above Average A
192032 - Materials Scientists 3 4 1 33.3% NA 54 - Above Average B+
251071 - Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary 33 44 11 33.3% 1 52 - Well Above Average A
291181 - Audiologists 6 8 2 33.3% NA 52 - Well Above Average A
535021 - Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels 3 4 1 33.3% NA 52 - Well Above Average 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.