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South Central Region Data

The South Central region features bubbling springs, clear swift rivers such as the Ozark National Scenic Riverway, and forested hills.  Mark Twain National Forest covers much of the area.  Top industries include farming, retail trade, construction, food services, and wood products manufacturing.

The regional average wage was $563 per week in the 4th 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 2013 Taxable Sales Total Revenue 2014
Total Personal Income Per Capita Income
Butler County 42,972 $1,572,056,000 $36,489 $643,617,563
Carter County 6,258 $178,862,000 $28,431 $41,347,990
Douglas County 13,546 $373,998,000 $27,673 $81,610,376
Howell County 40,173 $1,203,303,000 $29,790 $451,334,436
Oregon County 10,911 $292,668,000 $26,616 $79,029,557
Ozark County 9,492 $269,088,000 $28,147 $53,225,104
Reynolds County 6,565 $188,620,000 $28,583 $51,288,987
Ripley County 13,969 $388,830,000 $27,710 $81,459,497
Shannon County 8,329 $210,565,000 $25,378 $38,060,565
Texas County 25,642 $688,504,000 $26,857 $171,034,281
Wayne County 13,452 $376,859,000 $28,115 $77,919,583
Wright County 18,291 $484,468,000 $26,226 $141,133,877
South Central Region Summary 209,600 $6,227,821,000 $29,617 $1,911,061,816



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Local Area Unemployment Statistics July 2015
Area Civilian Labor Force Employment Unemployment Unemployment Rate
Butler County 19,256 17,851 1,405 7.3%
Carter County 2,621 2,389 232 8.9%
Douglas County 5,080 4,698 382 7.5%
Howell County 16,763 15,502 1,261 7.5%
Oregon County 4,025 3,718 307 7.6%
Ozark County 3,653 3,319 334 9.1%
Reynolds County 2,761 2,538 223 8.1%
Ripley County 5,551 5,034 517 9.3%
Shannon County 3,530 3,223 307 8.7%
Texas County 9,391 8,663 728 7.8%
Wayne County 5,641 5,236 405 7.2%
Wright County 7,684 7,133 551 7.2%
South Central Region Summary 85,956 79,304 6,652 7.7%

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Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages
Top High Growth Industries
(2-digit sector)
4th Quarter 2014
Industry Number of Firms Average Employment Total Wages Average Weekly Wage Percentage Growth from Prior Year
62 - Health care and social assistance 1,969 11,062 $77,036,134 $536 1.6%
44 - Retail Trade 726 8,632 $51,226,261 $456 3.1%
72 - Accommodation and food services 332 4,529 $13,953,264 $237 2.5%
56 - Administrative and waste services 125 2,163 $9,647,057 $343 17.1%
42 - Wholesale trade 214 1,845 $19,387,282 $808 6.5%
52 - Finance and insurance 242 1,737 $18,282,007 $810 2%
54 - Professional and technical services 240 1,393 $15,794,944 $872 2.4%
81 - Other services, except public administra 337 1,147 $6,508,242 $436 1.4%
55 - Management of companies and enterprises 17 572 $7,430,174 $999 11.1%
53 - Real estate and rental and leasing 127 337 $3,380,548 $772 0.6%

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Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages
Top 10 High Growth Industries
(3-digit sub-sector)
4th Quarter 2014
Industry Number of Firms Average Employment Total Wages Average Weekly Wage Percentage Growth from Prior Year
000 Total Private 5,510 47,745 $349,425,011 $563 1.4%
722 - Food Services and Drinking Places 261 3,984 $11,693,354 $226 2.1%
624 - Social Assistance 1,641 3,299 $11,234,980 $262 5.9%
452 - General Merchandise Stores 44 2,233 $12,371,810 $426 4.1%
561 - Administrative and Support Services 102 2,048 $8,662,135 $325 17.9%
622 - Hospitals 8 1,845 $20,683,580 $862 10.7%
445 - Food and Beverage Stores 89 1,717 $8,432,220 $378 7.4%
541 - Professional and Technical Services 240 1,393 $15,794,944 $872 2.4%
522 - Credit Intermediation & Related Activity 97 1,366 $14,432,677 $813 2.8%
441 - Motor Vehicle and Parts Dealers 128 1,075 $9,501,480 $680 3.5%

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Top 10 Occupations by Earnings 2013
Occupation Employment Hourly Wage Annual Wage
Mean Median Entry Experienced Mean Median Entry Experienced
291062 - Family and General Practitioners 50 $108.29 $90.02 $76.08 NA $225,241 $187,242 $158,243 NA
291069 - Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 50 $107.84 $90.04 $91.96 NA $224,309 $187,284 $191,270 NA
291051 - Pharmacists 110 $61.7 $64.05 $53.29 $65.91 $128,346 $133,224 $110,850 $137,094
111011 - Chief Executives 120 $53.61 $42.38 $23.45 $68.7 $111,516 $88,146 $48,776 $142,886
291171 - Nurse Practitioners 90 $50.64 $45.49 $40.59 $55.66 $105,330 $94,615 $84,429 $115,780
231011 - Lawyers NA $48.79 $61.01 $20.66 $62.86 $101,492 $126,905 $42,976 $130,751
113051 - Industrial Production Managers 70 $47.4 $41.07 $26.33 $57.94 $98,601 $85,423 $54,773 $120,515
113121 - Human Resources Managers 30 $40.03 $39.88 $30.46 $44.82 $83,272 $82,945 $63,364 $93,226
291123 - Physical Therapists 50 $39.7 $39.07 $31.77 $43.67 $82,583 $81,275 $66,086 $90,832
119111 - Medical and Health Services Managers 90 $39.14 $36.39 $25.56 $45.93 $81,417 $75,681 $53,163 $95,544

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Top 10 Occupations by Projected Growth
Occupation Employment Change Annual Average Openings Outlook
Estimated 2012 Projected 2022 Numeric Percent
193039 - Psychologists, All Other 2 4 2 100% NA 52 - Well Above Average A
251126 - Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary 2 3 1 50% NA 52 - Well Above Average A
312011 - Occupational Therapy Assistants 22 31 9 40.9% 2 52 - Well Above Average A
251071 - Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary 5 7 2 40% NA 52 - Well Above Average A
251072 - Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary 51 69 18 35.3% 3 52 - Well Above Average A
292032 - Diagnostic Medical Sonographers 35 47 12 34.3% 1 52 - Well Above Average A
212011 - Clergy 16 21 5 31.3% NA 54 - Above Average B+
291122 - Occupational Therapists 29 38 9 31% 1 52 - Well Above Average A
312021 - Physical Therapist Assistants 77 100 23 29.9% 4 52 - Well Above Average A
151121 - Computer Systems Analysts 41 53 12 29.3% 2 54 - Above Average B+

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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.