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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 $1045 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
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 August 2014
Area Civilian Labor Force Employment Unemployment Unemployment Rate
Franklin County 51,741 48,631 3,110 6%
Jefferson County 115,437 108,466 6,971 6%
St. Charles County 201,894 191,447 10,447 5.2%
St. Louis County 520,009 486,091 33,918 6.5%
St. Louis City 141,118 128,472 12,646 9%
St. Louis Region Summary 1,030,199 963,107 67,092 6.5%

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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 4,238 104,861 $721,983,469 $530 1.8%
72 - Accommodation and food services 3,163 87,970 $344,659,711 $301 0.7%
56 - Administrative and waste services 3,363 62,446 $536,513,980 $661 5.1%
54 - Professional and technical services 6,031 58,064 $1,044,927,591 $1,384 2.4%
42 - Wholesale trade 3,751 44,347 $770,591,744 $1,337 2.1%
23 - Construction 4,634 40,123 $575,071,290 $1,103 2.4%
55 - Management of companies and enterprises 580 39,998 $1,262,507,219 $2,428 4.1%
61 - Educational services 618 25,929 $315,540,856 $936 0.3%
71 - Arts, entertainment, and recreation 667 17,081 $159,341,448 $718 1.5%
53 - Real estate and rental and leasing 1,821 15,361 $168,921,047 $846 0.8%

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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 50,989 878,516 $11,930,493,193 $1,045 0.9%
722 - Food Services and Drinking Places 2,951 80,776 $301,947,008 $288 0.9%
561 - Administrative and Support Services 3,217 60,080 $505,790,647 $648 5.1%
541 - Professional and Technical Services 6,031 58,064 $1,044,927,591 $1,384 2.4%
621 - Ambulatory Health Care Services 3,251 43,783 $610,366,390 $1,072 0.7%
551 - Management of Companies and Enterprises 580 39,998 $1,262,507,219 $2,428 4.1%
238 - Specialty trade contractors 2,969 26,861 $355,050,061 $1,017 0.8%
624 - Social Assistance 7,144 26,089 $126,681,191 $374 3.9%
611 - Educational Services 618 25,929 $315,540,856 $936 0.3%
423 - Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods 1,626 23,677 $390,777,672 $1,270 1.7%

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Top 10 Occupations by Earnings 2013
Occupation Employment Hourly Wage Annual Wage
Mean Median Entry Experienced Mean Median Entry Experienced
291063 - Internists, General NA $125.39 $90.23 NA NA $260,806 $187,678 NA NA
291067 - Surgeons NA $122.93 $90 NA NA $255,696 $187,200 NA NA
291061 - Anesthesiologists 400 $120.15 $90.21 NA NA $249,910 $187,642 NA NA
291064 - Obstetricians and Gynecologists 180 $111.8 $90.17 $82.15 NA $232,554 $187,555 $170,870 NA
291081 - Podiatrists 110 $107.68 $90.15 $69.8 NA $223,984 $187,521 $145,187 NA
291021 - Dentists, General 660 $96.68 $90.1 $41.66 NA $201,102 $187,405 $86,662 NA
291069 - Physicians and Surgeons, All Other NA $88.67 $88.2 $42.92 $111.54 $184,427 $183,461 $89,267 $232,007
111011 - Chief Executives 3,050 $82.64 $77.42 $40.32 $103.79 $171,882 $161,026 $83,862 $215,892
291065 - Pediatricians, General NA $80.19 $77.11 $40.4 $100.08 $166,795 $160,394 $84,034 $208,176
291151 - Nurse Anesthetists 540 $68.82 $67.93 $53.97 $76.24 $143,140 $141,286 $112,255 $158,582

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Top 10 Occupations by Projected Growth
Occupation Employment Change Annual Average Openings Outlook
Estimated 2012 Projected 2022 Numeric Percent
472132 - Insulation Workers, Mechanical 264 396 132 50% 17 52 - Well Above Average A
191012 - Food Scientists and Technologists 284 400 116 40.8% 22 52 - Well Above Average A
472021 - Brickmasons and Blockmasons 894 1,242 348 38.9% 45 52 - Well Above Average A
499062 - Medical Equipment Repairers 860 1,161 301 35% 54 54 - Above Average B+
172121 - Marine Engineers and Naval Architects 3 4 1 33.3% NA 52 - Well Above Average A
311011 - Home Health Aides 3,099 4,095 996 32.1% 159 54 - Above Average B+
292032 - Diagnostic Medical Sonographers 424 560 136 32.1% 20 52 - Well Above Average A
312011 - Occupational Therapy Assistants 333 436 103 30.9% 18 54 - Above Average B+
131081 - Logisticians 1,439 1,871 432 30% 60 52 - Well Above Average A
251072 - Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary 639 830 191 29.9% 29 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.