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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 $916 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 2012 Income 2011 Taxable Sales Total Revenue 2012
Total Personal Income Per Capita Income
Franklin County 101,412 $3,650,522,000 $35,811 $975,442,041
Jefferson County 220,209 $7,611,855,000 $34,681 $1,847,166,882
St. Charles County 368,666 $15,065,110,000 $41,257 $4,830,956,636
St. Louis City 318,172 $11,842,448,000 $37,232 $4,314,869,505
St. Louis County 1,000,438 $52,713,697,000 $52,783 $15,518,013,359
St. Louis Region Summary 2,008,897 $90,883,632,000 $45,366 $27,486,448,423



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Local Area Unemployment Statistics February 2014
Area Civilian Labor Force Employment Unemployment Unemployment Rate
Franklin County 52,199 47,270 4,929 9.4%
Jefferson County 115,830 105,431 10,399 9%
St. Charles County 199,583 186,089 13,494 6.8%
St. Louis County 509,648 472,488 37,160 7.3%
St. Louis City 138,173 124,876 13,297 9.6%
St. Louis Region Summary 1,015,433 936,154 79,279 7.8%

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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 9,377 158,211 $1,724,267,358 $838 5.6%
72 - Accommodation and food services 3,186 93,155 $369,152,375 $305 2.2%
56 - Administrative and waste services 3,286 64,151 $551,766,479 $662 3.6%
23 - Construction 4,686 43,814 $589,057,830 $1,034 3.7%
55 - Management of companies and enterprises 569 38,620 $902,966,582 $1,799 9.7%
48 - Transportation and Warehousing 1,248 26,625 $299,802,858 $866 0.8%
71 - Arts, entertainment, and recreation 676 21,994 $196,122,683 $686 1.7%

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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 49,585 896,930 $10,680,361,458 $916 1.9%
722 - Food Services and Drinking Places 2,977 85,459 $325,554,854 $293 2.9%
622 - Hospitals 38 63,956 $819,216,271 $985 2%
561 - Administrative and Support Services 3,146 61,775 $521,683,440 $650 3.8%
621 - Ambulatory Health Care Services 3,290 43,977 $622,649,748 $1,089 3.9%
551 - Management of Companies and Enterprises 569 38,620 $902,966,582 $1,799 9.7%
238 - Specialty trade contractors 3,025 30,042 $392,273,354 $1,004 4.1%
624 - Social Assistance 5,771 25,415 $124,880,684 $378 22.4%
623 - Nursing and Residential Care Facilities 278 24,863 $157,520,655 $487 3.2%
522 - Credit Intermediation & Related Activity 605 24,093 $358,417,132 $1,144 2.2%

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Top 10 Occupations by Earnings 2012
Occupation Employment Hourly Wage Annual Wage
Mean Median Entry Experienced Mean Median Entry Experienced
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.