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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 $705 per week in the 4th Quarter of 2015.


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Two-Year U.S. Consumer Price Index(CPI)
2015 2014 Percent Difference
237.0 236.7 0.1%
(1982-84=100, not seasonally adjusted)
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Area Population 2015 Income 2015 Taxable Sales Total Revenue 2015
Total Personal Income Per Capita Income
Bollinger County 12,182 $357,529,000 $29,349 $53,110,109
Cape Girardeau County 78,572 $3,145,350,000 $40,031 $1,413,907,545
Dunklin County 30,895 $983,414,000 $31,831 $283,091,090
Iron County 10,125 $317,991,000 $31,407 $78,818,722
Madison County 12,408 $412,151,000 $33,217 $97,041,406
Mississippi County 14,036 $388,905,000 $27,708 $85,657,648
New Madrid County 18,208 $563,457,000 $30,946 $300,934,720
Pemiscot County 17,482 $547,225,000 $31,302 $132,881,820
Perry County 19,183 $680,330,000 $35,465 $257,910,846
Scott County 39,008 $1,430,376,000 $36,669 $356,621,850
St. Francois County 66,520 $2,026,964,000 $30,471 $726,778,768
Ste. Genevieve County 17,919 $651,990,000 $36,385 $173,572,467
Stoddard County 29,862 $1,034,841,000 $34,654 $265,103,019
Southeast Region Summary 366,400 $12,540,523,000 $34,226 $4,225,430,010



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Local Area Unemployment Statistics January 2017
Area Civilian Labor Force Employment Unemployment Unemployment Rate
Bollinger County 5,501 5,186 315 5.7%
Cape Girardeau County 40,523 38,735 1,788 4.4%
Dunklin County 12,756 11,694 1,062 8.3%
Iron County 3,668 3,391 277 7.6%
Madison County 5,398 5,098 300 5.6%
Mississippi County 6,086 5,694 392 6.4%
New Madrid County 8,068 7,294 774 9.6%
Pemiscot County 6,956 6,394 562 8.1%
Perry County 10,117 9,778 339 3.4%
Ste. Genevieve County 9,001 8,496 505 5.6%
St. Francois County 25,893 24,464 1,429 5.5%
Scott County 19,835 18,723 1,112 5.6%
Stoddard County 13,182 12,279 903 6.9%
Southeast Region Summary 166,984 157,226 9,758 5.8%

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Top 10 Occupations by Earnings 2015
Occupation Employment Hourly Wage Annual Wage
Mean Median Entry Experienced Mean Median Entry Experienced
291021 - Dentists, General 40 $107.38 NA $65.17 $128.49 $223,357 NA $135,552 $267,259
291069 - Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 130 $106.02 NA $52.25 $132.91 $220,531 NA $108,690 $276,451
291062 - Family and General Practitioners 210 $104.14 NA $81.2 $115.61 $216,615 NA $168,895 $240,475
291151 - Nurse Anesthetists NA $86.93 $85.65 $53.93 $103.43 $180,817 $178,156 $112,178 $215,137
291041 - Optometrists 60 $73.15 $54.37 $37.42 $91.01 $152,153 $113,085 $77,837 $189,311
291051 - Pharmacists 370 $65.58 $63.76 $52.29 $72.22 $136,398 $132,615 $108,771 $150,211
112022 - Sales Managers 220 $60.58 $49.7 $31.13 $75.3 $125,999 $103,370 $64,742 $156,627
111011 - Chief Executives 280 $57.5 $48.78 $15.15 $78.67 $119,593 $101,469 $31,521 $163,629
112021 - Marketing Managers 70 $54.27 $50.24 $31.72 $65.54 $112,878 $104,505 $65,975 $136,330
231023 - Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates 40 $50.92 $65.01 $22.31 $65.22 $105,910 $135,225 $46,400 $135,666

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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.