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Southeast Region Data

The Southeast region is where the rugged St. Francois mountains slope to the mighty Mississippi River, and contains such modern metro areas as Cape Girardeau, and Sikeston as well as French colonial Ste. Genevieve.

The regional average wage was $625 per week in the 1st Quarter of 2015.


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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
Bollinger County 12,394 $370,691,000 $29,679 $50,796,821
Cape Girardeau County 78,043 $3,058,763,000 $39,560 $1,376,308,293
Dunklin County 31,344 $1,085,642,000 $34,234 $284,427,189
Iron County 10,267 $321,173,000 $31,049 $78,334,996
Madison County 12,368 $378,973,000 $30,486 $94,081,608
Mississippi County 14,232 $473,462,000 $33,151 $87,282,283
New Madrid County 18,272 $618,003,000 $33,651 $293,686,821
Pemiscot County 17,650 $639,015,000 $35,853 $131,741,896
Perry County 19,202 $674,708,000 $35,377 $254,158,007
Scott County 38,903 $1,551,294,000 $39,483 $350,507,048
St. Francois County 65,960 $1,949,874,000 $29,448 $676,108,519
Ste. Genevieve County 17,914 $658,602,000 $37,046 $172,386,471
Stoddard County 29,867 $1,053,991,000 $35,393 $271,363,756
Southeast Region Summary 366,416 $12,834,191,000 $34,980 $4,121,183,708



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Local Area Unemployment Statistics December 2015
Area Civilian Labor Force Employment Unemployment Unemployment Rate
Bollinger County 5,774 5,491 283 4.9%
Cape Girardeau County 40,413 39,016 1,397 3.5%
Dunklin County 13,681 12,726 955 7%
Iron County 3,850 3,617 233 6.1%
Madison County 5,634 5,379 255 4.5%
Mississippi County 6,489 6,168 321 4.9%
New Madrid County 8,941 8,475 466 5.2%
Pemiscot County 7,198 6,655 543 7.5%
Perry County 10,603 10,265 338 3.2%
Ste. Genevieve County 9,180 8,819 361 3.9%
St. Francois County 26,906 25,563 1,343 5%
Scott County 20,408 19,489 919 4.5%
Stoddard County 13,590 12,780 810 6%
Southeast Region Summary 172,667 164,443 8,224 4.8%

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Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages
Top High Growth Industries
(2-digit sector)
1st Quarter 2015
Industry Number of Firms Average Employment Total Wages Average Weekly Wage Percentage Growth from Prior Year
31 - Manufacturing 388 18,801 $197,825,168 $809 3.4%
44 - Retail Trade 1,210 18,086 $100,765,283 $429 4%
72 - Accommodation and food services 575 10,442 $33,922,220 $250 4.1%
48 - Transportation and Warehousing 384 5,404 $57,895,088 $824 4.5%
23 - Construction 772 5,267 $56,097,390 $819 7.2%
56 - Administrative and waste services 321 4,248 $26,196,731 $474 8.5%
81 - Other services, except public administra 791 3,050 $16,676,850 $421 1.7%
21 - Mining 41 1,630 $24,630,614 $1,162 2.5%
55 - Management of companies and enterprises 50 1,023 $13,613,109 $1,024 6%
22 - Utilities 34 796 $15,787,832 $1,526 2.2%

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Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages
Top 10 High Growth Industries
(3-digit sub-sector)
1st Quarter 2015
Industry Number of Firms Average Employment Total Wages Average Weekly Wage Percentage Growth from Prior Year
000 Total Private 11,265 113,760 $923,760,770 $625 1.9%
722 - Food Services and Drinking Places 510 9,712 $31,231,612 $247 3.8%
624 - Social Assistance 3,638 8,186 $25,630,425 $241 0.2%
623 - Nursing and Residential Care Facilities 127 5,634 $29,822,184 $407 1.5%
452 - General Merchandise Stores 65 4,378 $21,534,014 $378 3.2%
561 - Administrative and Support Services 287 3,916 $23,216,675 $456 8.3%
238 - Specialty trade contractors 485 3,273 $31,248,869 $734 2.6%
445 - Food and Beverage Stores 133 2,855 $11,784,764 $318 2.4%
484 - Truck Transportation 262 2,794 $25,724,236 $708 0.5%
447 - Gasoline Stations 152 2,446 $9,338,939 $294 5.7%

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Top 10 Occupations by Earnings 2014
Occupation Employment Hourly Wage Annual Wage
Mean Median Entry Experienced Mean Median Entry Experienced
291021 - Dentists, General 50 $107.58 $92.04 $66.85 NA $223,764 $191,437 $139,047 NA
291151 - Nurse Anesthetists 40 $102.78 $92.02 $81.3 $113.52 $213,791 $191,396 $169,112 $236,131
291062 - Family and General Practitioners 100 $101.69 $91.81 $72.47 $116.3 $211,516 $190,956 $150,739 $241,905
291066 - Psychiatrists NA $100.99 $91.66 $57.54 $122.72 $210,070 $190,646 $119,688 $255,260
291069 - Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 90 $97.32 $92.47 $50.05 $120.95 $202,415 $192,331 $104,104 $251,571
291051 - Pharmacists 360 $68.15 $65.63 $53.81 $75.33 $141,759 $136,518 $111,923 $156,676
291041 - Optometrists 80 $66.32 $45.47 $34.07 $82.44 $137,941 $94,588 $70,864 $171,480
111011 - Chief Executives 330 $60.72 $53.43 $21.07 $80.54 $126,290 $111,131 $43,825 $167,522
112022 - Sales Managers 210 $52.01 $47.63 $30.34 $62.85 $108,187 $99,077 $63,113 $130,725
112021 - Marketing Managers 60 $50.3 $50.36 $33.76 $58.58 $104,628 $104,751 $70,213 $121,836

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Top 10 Occupations by Projected Growth
Occupation Employment Change Annual Average Openings Outlook
Estimated 2012 Projected 2022 Numeric Percent
291081 - Podiatrists 1 2 1 100% NA 52 - Well Above Average A
472132 - Insulation Workers, Mechanical 5 8 3 60% NA 52 - Well Above Average A
151199 - Computer Occupations, All Other 10 15 5 50% NA 52 - Well Above Average A
151122 - Information Security Analysts 10 14 4 40% NA 52 - Well Above Average A
474071 - Septic Tank Servicers and Sewer Pipe Cleaners 46 64 18 39.1% 3 54 - Above Average B+
251072 - Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary 61 82 21 34.4% 3 52 - Well Above Average A
311011 - Home Health Aides 1,173 1,565 392 33.4% 61 52 - Well Above Average A
192012 - Physicists 3 4 1 33.3% NA 52 - Well Above Average A
472021 - Brickmasons and Blockmasons 117 156 39 33.3% 5 52 - Well Above Average A
131161 - Market Research Analysts & Marketing Specialists 115 153 38 33% 6 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.