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West Central Region Data

The West Central region consists of 13 counties and the historic towns of Sedalia, Warrensburg and Marshall.  Its three major lakes – Truman, Stockton and Pomme de Terre – offer tranquility, while Whiteman Air Force Base, home of the B-2 Stealth bomber, offers protection.  Top industries are retail trade, farming, construction, food services and federal/military.

The regional average wage was $582 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
Bates County 16,550 $565,474,000 $33,842 $134,065,810
Benton County 18,932 $567,852,000 $29,947 $149,226,517
Carroll County 9,127 $328,972,000 $36,206 $104,538,628
Cedar County 13,913 $375,182,000 $27,189 $89,054,997
Chariton County 7,628 $296,790,000 $38,801 $118,211,965
Henry County 22,059 $748,558,000 $33,790 $241,955,864
Hickory County 9,305 $226,605,000 $24,130 $47,620,970
Johnson County 54,572 $1,675,796,000 $30,807 $447,543,516
Lafayette County 32,943 $1,263,754,000 $38,203 $250,678,170
Pettis County 42,205 $1,362,457,000 $32,195 $570,377,446
Saline County 23,252 $833,169,000 $35,699 $210,639,950
St. Clair County 9,487 $271,211,000 $28,627 $46,094,402
Vernon County 20,949 $678,724,000 $32,713 $176,405,899
West Central Region Summary 280,922 $9,194,544,000 $32,708 $2,586,414,134



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Local Area Unemployment Statistics July 2014
Area Civilian Labor Force Employment Unemployment Unemployment Rate
Bates County 7,598 7,031 567 7.5%
Benton County 8,354 7,764 590 7.1%
Carroll County 5,011 4,648 363 7.2%
Cedar County 6,697 6,262 435 6.5%
Chariton County 4,010 3,747 263 6.6%
Henry County 10,963 10,240 723 6.6%
Hickory County 3,821 3,488 333 8.7%
Johnson County 26,273 24,558 1,715 6.5%
Lafayette County 16,382 15,213 1,169 7.1%
Pettis County 21,475 20,014 1,461 6.8%
St. Clair County 4,061 3,713 348 8.6%
Saline County 12,366 11,640 726 5.9%
Vernon County 10,292 9,658 634 6.2%
West Central Region Summary 137,303 127,976 9,327 6.8%

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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
31 - Manufacturing 277 11,433 $116,789,565 $786 0.5%
62 - Health care and social assistance 1,416 10,752 $64,557,122 $462 0.3%
23 - Construction 570 3,011 $44,718,318 $1,142 28.3%
52 - Finance and insurance 356 2,598 $30,275,897 $896 2.6%
42 - Wholesale trade 280 2,577 $24,175,428 $722 7.1%
56 - Administrative and waste services 222 1,647 $10,424,127 $487 6.3%
11 - Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunti 148 1,288 $10,103,984 $603 2.5%
61 - Educational services 30 1,140 $6,197,532 $418 44.3%
53 - Real estate and rental and leasing 155 570 $3,156,583 $426 2.9%
55 - Management of companies and enterprises 25 231 $2,728,748 $909 7.9%

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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
000 Total Private 6,062 59,556 $450,373,686 $582 2.1%
624 - Social Assistance 1,017 3,275 $11,828,082 $278 4.7%
452 - General Merchandise Stores 53 2,537 $14,848,201 $450 0.2%
621 - Ambulatory Health Care Services 291 2,316 $20,436,264 $679 3.6%
522 - Credit Intermediation & Related Activity 142 1,926 $23,240,013 $928 1.3%
447 - Gasoline Stations 123 1,641 $6,082,715 $285 1.2%
441 - Motor Vehicle and Parts Dealers 158 1,607 $12,181,299 $583 2.9%
332 - Fabricated metal product manufacturing 44 1,582 $16,006,799 $778 3.4%
238 - Specialty trade contractors 368 1,508 $13,255,161 $676 1.6%
561 - Administrative and Support Services 203 1,496 $9,220,606 $474 8.2%

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Top 10 Occupations by Earnings 2012
Occupation Employment Hourly Wage Annual Wage
Mean Median Entry Experienced Mean Median Entry Experienced
291069 - Physicians and Surgeons, All Other NA $123.73 $90 NA NA $257,363 $187,200 NA NA
291062 - Family and General Practitioners 100 $101.74 $90.14 $66.5 $119.36 $211,622 $187,495 $138,330 $248,268
291151 - Nurse Anesthetists NA $67.53 $67.67 $62.12 $70.24 $140,467 $140,757 $129,205 $146,098
291051 - Pharmacists 130 $59.25 $60.15 $51.81 $62.97 $123,245 $125,115 $107,762 $130,987
413031 - Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sa NA $53.44 $55.02 $21.41 $69.45 $111,155 $114,432 $44,539 $144,464
291071 - Physician Assistants NA $51.72 $60.19 $31.61 $61.78 $107,586 $125,197 $65,739 $128,510
111011 - Chief Executives 230 $50.89 $42.32 $26.58 $63.05 $105,854 $88,034 $55,290 $131,136
231023 - Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates 40 $44.86 $51.64 $17.68 $58.45 $93,309 $107,417 $36,779 $121,575
119199 - Managers, All Other 50 $44.67 $46.89 $22.44 $55.78 $92,910 $97,535 $46,681 $116,025
113121 - Human Resources Managers 30 $43.01 $41.96 $25.2 $51.91 $89,454 $87,275 $52,417 $107,972

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Top 10 Occupations by Projected Growth
Occupation Employment Change Annual Average Openings Outlook
Estimated 2012 Projected 2022 Numeric Percent
473011 - Helpers--Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, an 5 8 3 60% NA 54 - Above Average B+
191013 - Soil and Plant Scientists 2 3 1 50% NA 52 - Well Above Average A
291081 - Podiatrists 2 3 1 50% NA 52 - Well Above Average A
499052 - Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers 27 39 12 44.4% 2 52 - Well Above Average A
499096 - Riggers 9 13 4 44.4% NA 54 - Above Average B+
472021 - Brickmasons and Blockmasons 108 153 45 41.7% 5 52 - Well Above Average A
292032 - Diagnostic Medical Sonographers 13 18 5 38.5% NA 52 - Well Above Average A
193092 - Geographers 8 11 3 37.5% NA 52 - Well Above Average A
312011 - Occupational Therapy Assistants 24 33 9 37.5% 2 54 - Above Average B+
132052 - Personal Financial Advisors 20 27 7 35% 1 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.