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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 $633 per week in the 1st Quarter of 2014.


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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
Bollinger County 12,490 $351,967,000 $28,426 $48,695,138
Cape Girardeau County 77,320 $2,871,856,000 $37,321 $1,314,555,416
Dunklin County 31,712 $1,005,258,000 $31,586 $278,769,879
Iron County 10,344 $310,061,000 $29,888 $73,259,505
Madison County 12,431 $364,524,000 $29,284 $90,002,533
Mississippi County 14,282 $415,350,000 $29,001 $84,329,963
New Madrid County 18,365 $594,655,000 $32,164 $292,390,265
Pemiscot County 17,823 $604,636,000 $33,385 $128,726,183
Perry County 19,072 $627,529,000 $32,997 $237,720,770
Scott County 39,290 $1,464,836,000 $37,427 $324,858,144
St. Francois County 66,215 $1,892,279,000 $28,707 $645,856,504
Ste. Genevieve County 17,778 $644,613,000 $36,337 $163,796,084
Stoddard County 29,780 $982,366,000 $32,971 $257,494,726
Southeast Region Summary 366,902 $12,129,930,000 $33,096 $3,940,455,110



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Local Area Unemployment Statistics July 2014
Area Civilian Labor Force Employment Unemployment Unemployment Rate
Bollinger County 5,485 5,078 407 7.4%
Cape Girardeau County 38,665 36,153 2,512 6.5%
Dunklin County 15,082 13,878 1,204 8%
Iron County 5,582 5,178 404 7.2%
Madison County 6,854 6,451 403 5.9%
Mississippi County 6,374 5,838 536 8.4%
New Madrid County 8,961 8,293 668 7.5%
Pemiscot County 8,221 7,485 736 9%
Perry County 11,626 11,021 605 5.2%
Ste. Genevieve County 10,109 9,511 598 5.9%
St. Francois County 30,356 28,184 2,172 7.2%
Scott County 21,469 20,066 1,403 6.5%
Stoddard County 15,103 14,069 1,034 6.8%
Southeast Region Summary 183,887 171,205 12,682 6.9%

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Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages
Top High Growth Industries
(2-digit sector)
1st Quarter 2014
Industry Number of Firms Average Employment Total Wages Average Weekly Wage Percentage Growth from Prior Year
44 - Retail Trade 1,187 17,397 $98,322,953 $435 0.9%
72 - Accommodation and food services 554 10,035 $31,382,553 $241 1%
42 - Wholesale trade 480 5,888 $70,906,296 $926 2.3%
48 - Transportation and Warehousing 377 5,169 $58,489,967 $870 0.1%
81 - Other services, except public administra 749 2,998 $15,898,699 $408 2.5%
54 - Professional and technical services 471 2,570 $21,702,533 $650 3.1%
11 - Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunti 421 2,179 $15,025,610 $530 2%
55 - Management of companies and enterprises 49 965 $12,143,934 $968 5.9%
22 - Utilities 33 779 $15,861,788 $1,566 0.6%

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Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages
Top 10 High Growth Industries
(3-digit sub-sector)
1st Quarter 2014
Industry Number of Firms Average Employment Total Wages Average Weekly Wage Percentage Growth from Prior Year
722 - Food Services and Drinking Places 495 9,356 $28,917,711 $238 0.8%
621 - Ambulatory Health Care Services 495 6,419 $63,347,132 $759 0.7%
452 - General Merchandise Stores 63 4,241 $23,312,623 $423 1.1%
423 - Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods 264 3,465 $42,107,974 $935 1.7%
484 - Truck Transportation 254 2,781 $25,252,358 $698 2.8%
522 - Credit Intermediation & Related Activity 193 2,582 $25,044,270 $746 2.1%
541 - Professional and Technical Services 471 2,570 $21,702,533 $650 3.1%
447 - Gasoline Stations 160 2,314 $8,996,146 $299 2.1%
441 - Motor Vehicle and Parts Dealers 202 2,312 $19,568,480 $651 4.5%
424 - Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods 157 2,028 $24,645,742 $935 2.4%

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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 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.