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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 $570 per week in the 4th Quarter of 2016.


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Two-Year U.S. Consumer Price Index(CPI)
2016 2015 Percent Difference
240.0 237.0 1.3%
(1982-84=100, not seasonally adjusted)
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Area Population 2016 Income 2015 Taxable Sales Total Revenue 2016
Total Personal Income Per Capita Income
Butler County 42,739 $1,426,477,000 $33,212 $619,519,837
Carter County 6,168 $187,448,000 $29,929 $42,419,232
Douglas County 13,358 $317,733,000 $23,759 $83,764,929
Howell County 40,210 $1,270,792,000 $31,677 $480,016,696
Oregon County 10,789 $288,538,000 $26,343 $80,049,262
Ozark County 9,237 $257,670,000 $27,385 $54,108,854
Reynolds County 6,455 $183,734,000 $28,566 $54,893,604
Ripley County 13,817 $396,059,000 $28,696 $76,951,920
Shannon County 8,168 $200,643,000 $24,297 $42,738,813
Texas County 25,775 $654,140,000 $25,463 $181,514,042
Wayne County 13,139 $367,437,000 $27,410 $86,633,353
Wright County 18,286 $487,219,000 $26,671 $154,182,688
South Central Region Summary 208,141 $6,037,890,000 $28,900 $1,956,793,230



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Local Area Unemployment Statistics May 2017
Area Civilian Labor Force Employment Unemployment Unemployment Rate
Butler County 18,429 17,535 894 4.9%
Carter County 2,567 2,393 174 6.8%
Douglas County 5,108 4,858 250 4.9%
Howell County 15,903 14,867 1,036 6.5%
Oregon County 4,137 3,886 251 6.1%
Ozark County 3,742 3,481 261 7%
Reynolds County 2,696 2,559 137 5.1%
Ripley County 5,343 5,001 342 6.4%
Shannon County 3,350 3,130 220 6.6%
Texas County 9,275 8,753 522 5.6%
Wayne County 5,685 5,366 319 5.6%
Wright County 7,643 7,268 375 4.9%
South Central Region Summary 83,878 79,097 4,781 5.7%

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Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages
Top High Growth Industries
(2-digit sector)
4th Quarter 2016
Industry Number of Firms Average Employment Total Wages Average Weekly Wage Percentage Growth from Prior Year
62 - Health care and social assistance 1,887 11,167 $81,414,786 $561 1.2%
72 - Accommodation and food services 342 4,951 $16,000,293 $249 6.5%
42 - Wholesale trade 212 1,949 $20,894,978 $825 4.2%
23 - Construction 296 1,556 $15,402,873 $761 6.5%
51 - Information 65 651 $6,348,046 $750 2%
53 - Real estate and rental and leasing 124 351 $3,995,414 $876 2%
71 - Arts, entertainment, and recreation 43 291 $826,227 $218 5.8%
21 - Mining 21 198 $2,347,157 $912 20%

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Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages
Top 10 High Growth Industries
(3-digit sub-sector)
4th Quarter 2016
Industry Number of Firms Average Employment Total Wages Average Weekly Wage Percentage Growth from Prior Year
000 Total Private 5,387 47,555 $352,331,806 $570 0.2%
722 - Food Services and Drinking Places 273 4,357 $13,428,866 $237 5.6%
624 - Social Assistance 1,549 3,368 $11,850,177 $271 1.6%
621 - Ambulatory Health Care Services 248 3,066 $33,513,389 $841 1.6%
623 - Nursing and Residential Care Facilities 81 2,913 $15,396,558 $407 3.3%
452 - General Merchandise Stores 42 2,396 $13,813,492 $443 0.9%
424 - Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods 85 916 $10,011,253 $841 1.9%
336 - Transportation equipment manufacturing 11 890 $8,576,633 $742 2.8%
423 - Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods 98 860 $9,303,995 $832 7%
444 - Building Material & Garden Supply Stores 85 853 $5,602,974 $505 1.7%

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Top 10 Occupations by Earnings 2015
Occupation Employment Hourly Wage Annual Wage
Mean Median Entry Experienced Mean Median Entry Experienced
291069 - Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 40 $111.99 NA NA NA $232,949 NA NA NA
291062 - Family and General Practitioners 70 $103.21 NA $86 $111.82 $214,677 NA $178,875 $232,579
231023 - Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates 30 $61.5 $65.02 $40.13 $72.18 $127,920 $135,236 $83,475 $150,143
291051 - Pharmacists 80 $59.35 $60.2 $51.84 $63.11 $123,456 $125,225 $107,818 $131,275
113051 - Industrial Production Managers 100 $52.76 $52.99 $32.26 $63.01 $109,739 $110,209 $67,097 $131,060
231011 - Lawyers NA $48.88 $62.67 $19.03 $63.8 $101,670 $130,351 $39,590 $132,711
291171 - Nurse Practitioners 70 $43.26 $43.92 $39.47 $45.16 $89,984 $91,357 $82,104 $93,923
230000 - Legal Occupations 120 $42.89 $37.21 $15.61 $56.53 $89,212 $77,395 $32,468 $117,583
119111 - Medical and Health Services Managers 120 $41.41 $37.28 $25.82 $49.2 $86,125 $77,551 $53,710 $102,332
291123 - Physical Therapists 70 $38.66 $38.69 $27.01 $44.48 $80,413 $80,473 $56,185 $92,527

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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.