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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 $643 per week in the 3rd 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 2015 Income 2014 Taxable Sales Total Revenue 2015
Total Personal Income Per Capita Income
Bollinger County 12,182 $371,288,000 $29,957 $53,110,109
Cape Girardeau County 78,572 $3,086,338,000 $39,547 $1,413,907,545
Dunklin County 30,895 $999,710,000 $31,895 $283,091,090
Iron County 10,125 $309,642,000 $30,159 $78,818,722
Madison County 12,408 $393,552,000 $31,820 $97,041,406
Mississippi County 14,036 $440,507,000 $30,952 $85,657,648
New Madrid County 18,208 $591,352,000 $32,364 $300,934,720
Pemiscot County 17,482 $585,574,000 $33,177 $132,881,820
Perry County 19,183 $675,591,000 $35,183 $257,910,846
Scott County 39,008 $1,495,651,000 $38,446 $356,621,850
St. Francois County 66,520 $1,966,541,000 $29,814 $726,778,768
Ste. Genevieve County 17,919 $647,549,000 $36,148 $173,572,467
Stoddard County 29,862 $1,028,217,000 $34,427 $265,103,019
Southeast Region Summary 366,400 $12,591,512,000 $34,364 $4,225,430,010



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Local Area Unemployment Statistics April 2016
Area Civilian Labor Force Employment Unemployment Unemployment Rate
Bollinger County 5,813 5,537 276 4.7%
Cape Girardeau County 41,661 40,023 1,638 3.9%
Dunklin County 13,729 12,646 1,083 7.9%
Iron County 3,954 3,683 271 6.9%
Madison County 5,635 5,346 289 5.1%
Mississippi County 6,556 6,149 407 6.2%
New Madrid County 9,338 8,585 753 8.1%
Pemiscot County 7,354 6,702 652 8.9%
Perry County 10,288 9,937 351 3.4%
Ste. Genevieve County 9,165 8,775 390 4.3%
St. Francois County 26,802 25,399 1,403 5.2%
Scott County 20,767 19,649 1,118 5.4%
Stoddard County 13,667 12,856 811 5.9%
Southeast Region Summary 174,729 165,287 9,442 5.4%

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Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages
Top High Growth Industries
(2-digit sector)
3rd Quarter 2015
Industry Number of Firms Average Employment Total Wages Average Weekly Wage Percentage Growth from Prior Year
31 - Manufacturing 384 19,055 $208,721,879 $843 3.2%
44 - Retail Trade 1,215 18,394 $110,218,677 $461 3%
72 - Accommodation and food services 576 10,916 $37,918,908 $267 3.6%
23 - Construction 759 5,889 $64,118,760 $838 2.5%
48 - Transportation and Warehousing 385 5,407 $59,549,547 $847 1.8%
54 - Professional and technical services 506 2,467 $23,306,561 $727 0.9%
53 - Real estate and rental and leasing 284 1,349 $9,572,376 $546 1.2%
55 - Management of companies and enterprises 50 1,039 $11,967,883 $886 8.5%
22 - Utilities 35 809 $14,716,182 $1,399 1.9%
61 - Educational services 45 241 $1,680,805 $536 5.2%

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Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages
Top 10 High Growth Industries
(3-digit sub-sector)
3rd Quarter 2015
Industry Number of Firms Average Employment Total Wages Average Weekly Wage Percentage Growth from Prior Year
000 Total Private 11,299 116,545 $973,658,532 $643 0.3%
722 - Food Services and Drinking Places 513 10,059 $34,662,751 $265 4%
621 - Ambulatory Health Care Services 487 6,522 $68,333,499 $806 2.3%
452 - General Merchandise Stores 61 4,429 $24,165,703 $420 2.4%
238 - Specialty trade contractors 473 3,669 $38,582,917 $809 0.5%
445 - Food and Beverage Stores 135 2,850 $12,036,496 $325 0.2%
447 - Gasoline Stations 157 2,594 $10,360,361 $307 4.3%
326 - Plastics and rubber products manufacturi 17 2,477 $29,901,132 $928 3.6%
541 - Professional and Technical Services 506 2,467 $23,306,561 $727 0.9%
441 - Motor Vehicle and Parts Dealers 202 2,435 $23,237,493 $734 2.3%

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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.