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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 $595 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 2012 Income 2011 Taxable Sales Total Revenue 2012
Total Personal Income Per Capita Income
Bollinger County 12,382 $330,469,000 $26,746 $46,768,806
Cape Girardeau County 76,950 $2,742,848,000 $35,792 $1,300,997,377
Dunklin County 31,826 $1,018,542,000 $31,855 $272,267,116
Iron County 10,374 $290,611,000 $27,272 $65,212,965
Madison County 12,448 $332,415,000 $27,258 $87,526,613
Mississippi County 14,322 $396,040,000 $27,683 $83,256,283
New Madrid County 18,488 $602,277,000 $32,065 $287,859,913
Pemiscot County 18,111 $616,771,000 $33,937 $128,792,744
Perry County 19,018 $585,458,000 $30,747 $219,245,122
Scott County 39,139 $1,417,461,000 $36,219 $314,887,601
St. Francois County 65,917 $1,828,657,000 $27,886 $631,543,196
Ste. Genevieve County 17,740 $609,914,000 $33,652 $163,571,656
Stoddard County 29,795 $1,000,739,000 $33,574 $261,750,421
Southeast Region Summary 366,510 $11,772,202,000 $32,098 $3,863,679,813



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Local Area Unemployment Statistics February 2014
Area Civilian Labor Force Employment Unemployment Unemployment Rate
Bollinger County 5,609 5,085 524 9.3%
Cape Girardeau County 38,949 36,202 2,747 7.1%
Dunklin County 15,113 13,733 1,380 9.1%
Iron County 5,496 5,027 469 8.5%
Madison County 6,742 6,240 502 7.4%
Mississippi County 6,300 5,740 560 8.9%
New Madrid County 8,894 8,173 721 8.1%
Pemiscot County 8,330 7,572 758 9.1%
Perry County 11,621 10,912 709 6.1%
Ste. Genevieve County 9,826 9,006 820 8.3%
St. Francois County 30,199 27,525 2,674 8.9%
Scott County 21,046 19,528 1,518 7.2%
Stoddard County 15,125 13,887 1,238 8.2%
Southeast Region Summary 183,250 168,630 14,620 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 4,189 26,941 $200,635,665 $573 14.7%
72 - Accommodation and food services 561 10,553 $33,281,459 $243 2.5%
42 - Wholesale trade 483 5,970 $61,507,678 $793 1.7%
23 - Construction 804 5,456 $54,689,323 $771 3.4%
48 - Transportation and Warehousing 390 5,265 $54,121,123 $791 13.8%
54 - Professional and technical services 476 2,359 $21,209,097 $692 5%
71 - Arts, entertainment, and recreation 88 1,561 $7,575,583 $373 44.8%
55 - Management of companies and enterprises 50 951 $10,828,343 $876 14%
22 - Utilities 32 778 $13,997,996 $1,384 0.9%
61 - Educational services 43 288 $1,779,058 $475 4.7%

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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 11,062 115,393 $892,504,854 $595 0.7%
722 - Food Services and Drinking Places 502 9,721 $30,671,796 $243 2.1%
624 - Social Assistance 3,544 8,305 $26,275,792 $243 61.9%
621 - Ambulatory Health Care Services 500 6,392 $64,802,148 $780 6.8%
311 - Food manufacturing 34 3,784 $29,520,383 $600 4.1%
238 - Specialty trade contractors 510 3,507 $33,711,721 $739 7.5%
423 - Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods 261 3,488 $37,919,080 $836 3%
445 - Food and Beverage Stores 127 2,772 $11,163,438 $310 4.2%
522 - Credit Intermediation & Related Activity 187 2,546 $22,437,642 $678 1.7%
326 - Plastics and rubber products manufacturi 18 2,441 $24,919,142 $785 5.3%

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Top 10 Occupations by Earnings 2012
Occupation Employment Hourly Wage Annual Wage
Mean Median Entry Experienced Mean Median Entry Experienced
291151 - Nurse Anesthetists 30 $106.37 $90.19 $73.72 NA $221,253 $187,595 $153,338 NA
291069 - Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 130 $99.48 $90.26 $50.34 NA $206,921 $187,737 $104,697 NA
291062 - Family and General Practitioners 130 $90.75 $85.94 $72 $100.12 $188,760 $178,752 $149,767 $208,257
111011 - Chief Executives 350 $62.55 $55.58 $30.9 $78.38 $130,109 $115,609 $64,268 $163,029
291051 - Pharmacists 400 $62.03 $63.92 $54.29 $65.9 $129,024 $132,959 $112,913 $137,080
231023 - Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates 50 $52.41 $54.15 $44.05 $56.6 $109,022 $112,622 $91,623 $117,721
291021 - Dentists, General NA $49.91 $49.65 $33.97 $57.88 $103,814 $103,268 $70,659 $120,391
119033 - Education Administrators, Postsecondary 60 $45.36 $38.2 $29.88 $53.09 $94,344 $79,454 $62,158 $110,437
291171 - Nurse Practitioners 170 $44.28 $44.67 $35.66 $48.59 $92,106 $92,924 $74,175 $101,071
119041 - Architectural and Engineering Managers 50 $43.18 $48.13 $28.69 $50.43 $89,821 $100,116 $59,675 $104,893

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Top 10 Occupations by Projected Growth
Occupation Employment Change Annual Average Openings Outlook
Estimated 2010 Projected 2020 Numeric Percent
151081 - Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 152 211 59 38.8% 9 53 - Well Above Avg. A-
292056 - Veterinary Technologists and Technicians 38 52 14 36.8% 2 53 - Well Above Avg. A-
472021 - Brickmasons and Blockmasons 212 281 69 32.5% 11 53 - Well Above Avg. A-
518031 - Water & Liquid Waste Treatment Plant & System Oper 21 27 6 28.6% 1 53 - Well Above Avg. A-
499021 - Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mecha 280 357 77 27.5% 13 53 - Well Above Avg. A-
399021 - Personal and Home Care Aides 2,866 3,618 752 26.2% 98 53 - Well Above Avg. A-
151032 - Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software 121 152 31 25.6% 4 53 - Well Above Avg. A-
131051 - Cost Estimators 206 258 52 25.2% 9 53 - Well Above Avg. A-
132052 - Personal Financial Advisors 49 61 12 24.5% 2 53 - Well Above Avg. A-
531021 - First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Labore 173 215 42 24.3% 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.