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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 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 March 2014
Area Civilian Labor Force Employment Unemployment Unemployment Rate
Bollinger County 5,590 5,103 487 8.7%
Cape Girardeau County 38,945 36,327 2,618 6.7%
Dunklin County 15,101 13,761 1,340 8.9%
Iron County 5,455 5,000 455 8.3%
Madison County 6,731 6,274 457 6.8%
Mississippi County 6,259 5,719 540 8.6%
New Madrid County 8,829 8,126 703 8%
Pemiscot County 8,308 7,561 747 9%
Perry County 11,464 10,784 680 5.9%
Ste. Genevieve County 9,775 9,053 722 7.4%
St. Francois County 30,297 27,754 2,543 8.4%
Scott County 21,265 19,791 1,474 6.9%
Stoddard County 15,070 13,867 1,203 8%
Southeast Region Summary 183,089 169,120 13,969 7.6%

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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.