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Southeast Region Data

The Southeast region is where the rugged St. Francois mountains slope to the mighty Mississippi River, and contains such modern metro areas as Cape Girardeau, and Sikeston as well as French colonial Ste. Genevieve.

The regional average wage was $625 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
Bollinger County 12,394 $370,691,000 $29,679 $50,796,821
Cape Girardeau County 78,043 $3,058,763,000 $39,560 $1,376,308,293
Dunklin County 31,344 $1,085,642,000 $34,234 $284,427,189
Iron County 10,267 $321,173,000 $31,049 $78,334,996
Madison County 12,368 $378,973,000 $30,486 $94,081,608
Mississippi County 14,232 $473,462,000 $33,151 $87,282,283
New Madrid County 18,272 $618,003,000 $33,651 $293,686,821
Pemiscot County 17,650 $639,015,000 $35,853 $131,741,896
Perry County 19,202 $674,708,000 $35,377 $254,158,007
Scott County 38,903 $1,551,294,000 $39,483 $350,507,048
St. Francois County 65,960 $1,949,874,000 $29,448 $676,108,519
Ste. Genevieve County 17,914 $658,602,000 $37,046 $172,386,471
Stoddard County 29,867 $1,053,991,000 $35,393 $271,363,756
Southeast Region Summary 366,416 $12,834,191,000 $34,980 $4,121,183,708



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Local Area Unemployment Statistics February 2015
Area Civilian Labor Force Employment Unemployment Unemployment Rate
Bollinger County 5,862 5,467 395 6.7%
Cape Girardeau County 41,567 39,554 2,013 4.8%
Dunklin County 13,414 12,118 1,296 9.7%
Iron County 4,008 3,628 380 9.5%
Madison County 5,601 5,234 367 6.6%
Mississippi County 6,219 5,781 438 7%
New Madrid County 8,493 7,883 610 7.2%
Pemiscot County 7,269 6,560 709 9.8%
Perry County 10,412 9,881 531 5.1%
Ste. Genevieve County 9,047 8,447 600 6.6%
St. Francois County 26,339 24,348 1,991 7.6%
Scott County 20,107 18,899 1,208 6%
Stoddard County 13,074 11,985 1,089 8.3%
Southeast Region Summary 171,412 159,785 11,627 6.8%

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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
31 - Manufacturing 390 18,465 $193,272,742 $805 0.5%
44 - Retail Trade 1,191 17,862 $102,607,021 $442 0.9%
72 - Accommodation and food services 562 10,539 $34,732,331 $254 2.5%
42 - Wholesale trade 480 6,200 $65,477,728 $812 4.1%
23 - Construction 780 5,744 $59,867,789 $802 3.9%
48 - Transportation and Warehousing 381 5,312 $57,090,703 $827 2.3%
81 - Other services, except public administra 770 3,111 $16,854,054 $417 3.1%
54 - Professional and technical services 476 2,444 $22,281,650 $701 8%
22 - Utilities 33 794 $14,360,498 $1,391 2.5%

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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
000 Total Private 11,209 116,156 $944,070,794 $625 0.7%
722 - Food Services and Drinking Places 500 9,672 $31,535,904 $251 1.8%
624 - Social Assistance 3,625 8,260 $25,412,010 $237 1.2%
621 - Ambulatory Health Care Services 492 6,377 $67,664,433 $816 0.2%
452 - General Merchandise Stores 65 4,326 $22,812,634 $406 0.5%
238 - Specialty trade contractors 495 3,650 $37,457,705 $789 3%
423 - Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods 264 3,613 $40,169,243 $855 2.2%
484 - Truck Transportation 260 2,948 $27,818,118 $726 5.5%
445 - Food and Beverage Stores 127 2,845 $11,600,790 $314 1.3%
522 - Credit Intermediation & Related Activity 191 2,613 $23,798,541 $701 1.7%

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Top 10 Occupations by Earnings 2013
Occupation Employment Hourly Wage Annual Wage
Mean Median Entry Experienced Mean Median Entry Experienced
291151 - Nurse Anesthetists 30 $109.36 $90.25 $78.74 NA $227,478 $187,714 $163,775 NA
291069 - Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 50 $103.18 $90.26 $66.31 NA $214,607 $187,751 $137,926 NA
291066 - Psychiatrists NA $97.83 $90.04 $63.81 $114.84 $203,492 $187,278 $132,723 $238,876
291062 - Family and General Practitioners 120 $94.11 $88.13 $63.17 $109.58 $195,743 $183,314 $131,386 $227,921
291021 - Dentists, General NA $74.25 $56.14 $52.04 $85.36 $154,448 $116,762 $108,240 $177,552
291051 - Pharmacists 340 $66.46 $64.76 $53.64 $72.88 $138,247 $134,703 $111,566 $151,587
111011 - Chief Executives 360 $57.97 $52.02 $26.31 $73.8 $120,576 $108,205 $54,724 $153,502
231023 - Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates 30 $53.4 $56.81 $42.91 $58.64 $111,069 $118,156 $89,251 $121,978
291071 - Physician Assistants 30 $50.57 $47.65 $34.06 $58.82 $105,178 $99,117 $70,846 $122,343
119033 - Education Administrators, Postsecondary 50 $49.96 $43.52 $32.77 $58.56 $103,924 $90,521 $68,171 $121,800

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Top 10 Occupations by Projected Growth
Occupation Employment Change Annual Average Openings Outlook
Estimated 2012 Projected 2022 Numeric Percent
291081 - Podiatrists 1 2 1 100% NA 52 - Well Above Average A
472132 - Insulation Workers, Mechanical 5 8 3 60% NA 52 - Well Above Average A
151199 - Computer Occupations, All Other 10 15 5 50% NA 52 - Well Above Average A
151122 - Information Security Analysts 10 14 4 40% NA 52 - Well Above Average A
474071 - Septic Tank Servicers and Sewer Pipe Cleaners 46 64 18 39.1% 3 54 - Above Average B+
251072 - Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary 61 82 21 34.4% 3 52 - Well Above Average A
311011 - Home Health Aides 1,173 1,565 392 33.4% 61 52 - Well Above Average A
192012 - Physicists 3 4 1 33.3% NA 52 - Well Above Average A
472021 - Brickmasons and Blockmasons 117 156 39 33.3% 5 52 - Well Above Average A
131161 - Market Research Analysts & Marketing Specialists 115 153 38 33% 6 54 - Above Average B+

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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.