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St. Louis Region Data

The St. Louis region boasts one of America‚Äôs great metropolises in the Gateway City, with almost ten Fortune 500 firms, world-class museums, restaurants, shopping, and sports (baseball's Cardinals, football's Rams).  Leading industries include retail trade, professional and technical services, construction, food services and administrative and support services such as Edward Jones, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, AG Edwards and Anhueser-Busch.

The regional average wage was $1024 per week in the 4th 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
Franklin County 101,816 $3,792,547,000 $37,397 $1,008,194,517
Jefferson County 221,396 $7,930,555,000 $36,014 $1,891,907,288
St. Charles County 373,495 $15,795,389,000 $42,845 $4,973,075,756
St. Louis City 318,416 $12,057,496,000 $37,896 $4,439,018,494
St. Louis County 1,001,444 $54,548,335,000 $54,524 $15,822,188,045
St. Louis Region Summary 2,016,567 $94,124,322,000 $46,854 $28,134,384,100



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Local Area Unemployment Statistics July 2014
Area Civilian Labor Force Employment Unemployment Unemployment Rate
Franklin County 52,665 48,981 3,684 7%
Jefferson County 117,100 109,247 7,853 6.7%
St. Charles County 204,579 192,825 11,754 5.7%
St. Louis County 526,660 489,590 37,070 7%
St. Louis City 143,769 129,396 14,373 10%
St. Louis Region Summary 1,044,773 970,039 74,734 7.2%

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Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages
Top High Growth Industries
(2-digit sector)
4th Quarter 2013
Industry Number of Firms Average Employment Total Wages Average Weekly Wage Percentage Growth from Prior Year
62 - Health care and social assistance 10,162 158,114 $1,905,643,881 $927 3.4%
72 - Accommodation and food services 3,191 91,546 $370,240,506 $311 2.6%
56 - Administrative and waste services 3,380 65,827 $579,541,207 $677 7.6%
42 - Wholesale trade 3,811 44,381 $809,254,643 $1,403 0.4%
23 - Construction 4,727 43,802 $664,122,623 $1,166 2.4%
55 - Management of companies and enterprises 573 38,907 $1,282,063,168 $2,535 10.1%
61 - Educational services 611 26,058 $327,097,413 $966 1.1%
71 - Arts, entertainment, and recreation 686 18,248 $235,946,545 $995 1.9%

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Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages
Top 10 High Growth Industries
(3-digit sub-sector)
4th Quarter 2013
Industry Number of Firms Average Employment Total Wages Average Weekly Wage Percentage Growth from Prior Year
000 Total Private 50,783 900,196 $11,986,816,472 $1,024 1.9%
722 - Food Services and Drinking Places 2,983 83,881 $326,537,611 $299 3.1%
561 - Administrative and Support Services 3,237 63,441 $548,796,810 $665 8%
621 - Ambulatory Health Care Services 3,301 44,238 $781,003,856 $1,358 2.3%
551 - Management of Companies and Enterprises 573 38,907 $1,282,063,168 $2,535 10.1%
238 - Specialty trade contractors 3,018 29,550 $427,307,377 $1,112 1.5%
624 - Social Assistance 6,536 26,076 $131,585,714 $388 23.2%
611 - Educational Services 611 26,058 $327,097,413 $966 1.1%
423 - Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods 1,638 23,723 $429,431,603 $1,392 0.2%
336 - Transportation equipment manufacturing 80 20,874 $475,145,293 $1,751 26.5%

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Top 10 Occupations by Earnings 2012
Occupation Employment Hourly Wage Annual Wage
Mean Median Entry Experienced Mean Median Entry Experienced
291067 - Surgeons NA $122.4 $90.22 NA NA $254,592 $187,656 NA NA
291063 - Internists, General 420 $106.08 $90.15 $65.79 NA $220,645 $187,502 $136,837 NA
291064 - Obstetricians and Gynecologists 240 $95.31 $87.14 $65.16 $110.39 $198,247 $181,255 $135,535 $229,602
291062 - Family and General Practitioners 1,020 $92.87 $87.62 $60.24 $109.19 $193,167 $182,246 $125,289 $227,105
291021 - Dentists, General 550 $89.94 $90.05 $35.56 $117.13 $187,078 $187,314 $73,971 $243,632
111011 - Chief Executives 3,040 $83.9 $79.05 $42.54 $104.57 $174,508 $164,433 $88,493 $217,515
291081 - Podiatrists 110 $80.29 $76.34 $33.27 $103.8 $166,994 $158,789 $69,191 $215,895
291065 - Pediatricians, General 220 $79.13 $72.99 $46.57 $95.41 $164,591 $151,818 $96,875 $198,448
291151 - Nurse Anesthetists NA $67.38 $66.15 $46.6 $77.76 $140,142 $137,587 $96,925 $161,750
291069 - Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 2,990 $65.79 $43.27 $24.75 $86.31 $136,848 $90,000 $51,480 $179,532

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Top 10 Occupations by Projected Growth
Occupation Employment Change Annual Average Openings Outlook
Estimated 2010 Projected 2020 Numeric Percent
473011 - Helpers--Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, an 135 216 81 60% 12 52 - Well Above Average A
472171 - Reinforcing Iron and Rebar Workers 380 576 196 51.6% 28 52 - Well Above Average A
193051 - Urban and Regional Planners 2 3 1 50% NA 52 - Well Above Average A
472021 - Brickmasons and Blockmasons 984 1,402 418 42.5% 62 53 - Well Above Avg. A-
472121 - Glaziers 432 606 174 40.3% 33 53 - Well Above Avg. A-
131121 - Meeting and Convention Planners 647 885 238 36.8% 36 53 - Well Above Avg. A-
311011 - Home Health Aides 5,961 8,095 2,134 35.8% 290 53 - Well Above Avg. A-
211091 - Health Educators 915 1,234 319 34.9% 52 53 - Well Above Avg. A-
472082 - Tapers 467 619 152 32.5% 28 53 - Well Above Avg. A-
472051 - Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 1,152 1,513 361 31.3% 54 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.