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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 $956 per week in the 3rd Quarter of 2014.


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Two-Year U.S. Consumer Price Index(CPI)
2014 2013 Percent Difference
236.7 233.0 1.6%
(1982-84=100, not seasonally adjusted)
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Area Population 2014 Income 2012 Taxable Sales Total Revenue 2014
Total Personal Income Per Capita Income
Franklin County 102,084 $3,792,547,000 $37,397 $1,044,600,245
Jefferson County 222,716 $7,930,555,000 $36,014 $1,959,034,706
St. Charles County 379,493 $15,795,389,000 $42,845 $5,253,711,045
St. Louis City 317,419 $12,057,496,000 $37,896 $4,577,453,173
St. Louis County 1,001,876 $54,548,335,000 $54,524 $16,300,797,027
St. Louis Region Summary 2,023,588 $94,124,322,000 $46,854 $29,135,596,196



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Local Area Unemployment Statistics February 2015
Area Civilian Labor Force Employment Unemployment Unemployment Rate
Franklin County 52,279 48,773 3,506 6.7%
Jefferson County 116,442 108,942 7,500 6.4%
St. Charles County 209,908 199,657 10,251 4.9%
St. Louis County 530,453 500,460 29,993 5.7%
St. Louis City 160,671 149,143 11,528 7.2%
St. Louis Region Summary 1,069,753 1,006,975 62,778 5.9%

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Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages
Top High Growth Industries
(2-digit sector)
3rd Quarter 2014
Industry Number of Firms Average Employment Total Wages Average Weekly Wage Percentage Growth from Prior Year
44 - Retail Trade 4,234 106,647 $740,979,425 $534 1.9%
72 - Accommodation and food services 3,202 95,167 $388,980,201 $314 2.1%
56 - Administrative and waste services 3,419 66,413 $602,191,802 $697 0.8%
54 - Professional and technical services 6,112 58,088 $1,024,518,372 $1,357 1.9%
23 - Construction 4,659 46,094 $653,525,709 $1,091 0.4%
42 - Wholesale trade 3,742 45,486 $767,493,450 $1,298 2.8%
55 - Management of companies and enterprises 584 40,595 $998,090,626 $1,891 4.6%
81 - Other services, except public administra 4,558 32,107 $241,475,147 $579 1.3%
61 - Educational services 625 24,690 $334,135,208 $1,041 3%
71 - Arts, entertainment, and recreation 675 22,861 $217,357,418 $731 2%

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Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages
Top 10 High Growth Industries
(3-digit sub-sector)
3rd Quarter 2014
Industry Number of Firms Average Employment Total Wages Average Weekly Wage Percentage Growth from Prior Year
000 Total Private 52,452 912,522 $11,343,116,855 $956 1.4%
722 - Food Services and Drinking Places 2,985 86,887 $339,323,392 $300 1.9%
561 - Administrative and Support Services 3,266 63,826 $568,813,936 $686 0.5%
541 - Professional and Technical Services 6,112 58,088 $1,024,518,372 $1,357 1.9%
551 - Management of Companies and Enterprises 584 40,595 $998,090,626 $1,891 4.6%
624 - Social Assistance 8,254 27,576 $136,687,925 $381 6.6%
623 - Nursing and Residential Care Facilities 284 25,187 $157,813,495 $482 1.2%
611 - Educational Services 625 24,690 $334,135,208 $1,041 3%
423 - Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods 1,625 24,313 $414,159,001 $1,310 2.5%
336 - Transportation equipment manufacturing 80 21,280 $521,968,896 $1,887 5.3%

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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.