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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, Poplar Bluff and Sikeston as well as French colonial Ste. Genevieve.

The regional average wage was $676 per week in the 3rd Quarter of 2018.


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Two-Year U.S. Consumer Price Index(CPI)
2017 2016 Percent Difference
245.1 240.0 2.1%
(1982-84=100, not seasonally adjusted)
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Area Population 2016 Income 2017 Taxable Sales Total Revenue 2017
Total Personal Income Per Capita Income
Bollinger County 12,052 $387,365,000 $31,478 $52,942,689
Cape Girardeau County 78,913 $3,404,399,000 $43,556 $1,462,783,619
Dunklin County 30,535 $987,617,000 $32,790 $276,995,097
Iron County 10,022 $336,379,000 $32,894 $81,250,232
Madison County 12,443 $433,796,000 $35,432 $104,346,085
Mississippi County 13,799 $436,010,000 $32,093 $82,964,225
New Madrid County 17,915 $550,142,000 $31,290 $287,794,045
Pemiscot County 17,073 $560,735,000 $33,326 $117,356,569
Perry County 19,285 $742,618,000 $38,628 $265,107,609
Scott County 38,745 $1,474,387,000 $38,255 $346,390,418
St. Francois County 66,627 $2,157,831,000 $32,349 $754,520,993
Ste. Genevieve County 18,030 $662,078,000 $37,106 $170,353,838
Stoddard County 29,588 $1,039,870,000 $35,407 $264,519,869
Southeast Region Summary 365,027 $13,173,227,000 $36,317 $4,267,325,288



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Local Area Unemployment Statistics February 2019
Area Civilian Labor Force Employment Unemployment Unemployment Rate
Bollinger County 5,535 5,280 255 4.6%
Cape Girardeau County 40,126 38,909 1,217 3%
Dunklin County 11,944 11,169 775 6.5%
Iron County 3,548 3,353 195 5.5%
Madison County 5,460 5,234 226 4.1%
Mississippi County 5,836 5,599 237 4.1%
New Madrid County 8,110 7,729 381 4.7%
Pemiscot County 6,306 5,947 359 5.7%
Perry County 10,182 9,867 315 3.1%
Ste. Genevieve County 9,106 8,799 307 3.4%
St. Francois County 26,315 25,195 1,120 4.3%
Scott County 20,001 19,270 731 3.7%
Stoddard County 13,107 12,413 694 5.3%
Southeast Region Summary 165,576 158,764 6,812 4.1%

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Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages
Top High Growth Industries
(2-digit sector)
3rd Quarter 2018
Industry Number of Firms Average Employment Total Wages Average Weekly Wage Percentage Growth from Prior Year
31 - Manufacturing 367 18,921 $219,389,142 $892 8.4%
23 - Construction 754 6,005 $72,944,429 $934 6.8%
42 - Wholesale trade 462 5,669 $64,022,091 $869 0.6%
52 - Finance and insurance 476 4,072 $43,721,502 $826 1.1%
54 - Professional and technical services 517 3,012 $33,631,371 $859 4.3%
11 - Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunti 418 2,474 $20,915,765 $650 3.7%
51 - Information 107 1,428 $16,747,872 $902 1.3%
53 - Real estate and rental and leasing 273 1,370 $11,238,534 $631 1.8%
21 - Mining 36 1,240 $19,547,189 $1,213 8.8%
55 - Management of companies and enterprises 51 1,155 $15,248,869 $1,016 1%

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Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages
Top 10 High Growth Industries
(3-digit sub-sector)
3rd Quarter 2018
Industry Number of Firms Average Employment Total Wages Average Weekly Wage Percentage Growth from Prior Year
000 Total Private 10,858 115,998 $1,019,226,878 $676 0.9%
621 - Ambulatory Health Care Services 486 6,983 $78,455,573 $864 1.8%
623 - Nursing and Residential Care Facilities 145 6,167 $36,030,220 $449 4.9%
238 - Specialty trade contractors 470 3,679 $43,518,035 $910 6.7%
561 - Administrative and Support Services 283 3,583 $23,715,597 $509 0.2%
423 - Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods 246 3,070 $35,259,157 $883 4.4%
541 - Professional and Technical Services 517 3,012 $33,631,371 $859 4.3%
484 - Truck Transportation 282 2,790 $32,832,088 $905 5.3%
326 - Plastics and rubber products manufacturi 18 2,751 $33,722,868 $943 4.5%
424 - Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods 170 2,406 $26,226,392 $838 0.5%

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Top 10 Occupations by Earnings 2017
Occupation Employment Hourly Wage Annual Wage
Mean Median Entry Experienced Mean Median Entry Experienced
291061 - Anesthesiologists NA $136.39 NA NA NA $283,694 NA NA NA
291069 - Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 140 $122.47 NA $95.5 NA $254,728 NA $198,641 NA
291062 - Family and General Practitioners 270 $118.49 NA $92.46 NA $246,451 NA $192,321 NA
291151 - Nurse Anesthetists 100 $69.44 $63.84 $47.88 $87.49 $144,431 $132,794 $99,598 $181,980
119041 - Architectural and Engineering Managers 30 $65.03 $63.78 $54.11 $77.31 $135,270 $132,658 $112,545 $160,798
291051 - Pharmacists 360 $62.22 $61.72 $55.63 $70.26 $129,420 $128,373 $115,717 $146,133
112022 - Sales Managers 120 $60.91 $45.22 $31.93 $66.13 $126,687 $94,060 $66,417 $137,541
111011 - Chief Executives 170 $59.4 $42.16 $18.05 $90.25 $123,546 $87,696 $37,543 $187,712
112021 - Marketing Managers 40 $59.27 $52.35 $33.98 $64.88 $123,278 $108,881 $70,673 $134,948
291041 - Optometrists 50 $56.45 $46.28 $40.56 $63.45 $117,420 $96,273 $84,370 $131,983

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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.