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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 $651 per week in the 3rd Quarter of 2017.


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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 2016 Income 2016 Taxable Sales Total Revenue 2016
Total Personal Income Per Capita Income
Bollinger County 12,052 $367,076,000 $30,458 $53,065,379
Cape Girardeau County 78,913 $3,254,791,000 $41,245 $1,440,222,379
Dunklin County 30,535 $979,513,000 $32,078 $277,637,916
Iron County 10,022 $319,169,000 $31,847 $83,488,166
Madison County 12,443 $414,666,000 $33,325 $99,116,785
Mississippi County 13,799 $427,062,000 $30,949 $85,346,362
New Madrid County 17,915 $557,653,000 $31,128 $291,104,865
Pemiscot County 17,073 $581,276,000 $34,047 $129,336,413
Perry County 19,285 $699,457,000 $36,269 $258,265,078
Scott County 38,745 $1,453,606,000 $37,517 $352,983,731
St. Francois County 66,627 $2,045,643,000 $30,703 $747,393,811
Ste. Genevieve County 18,030 $659,647,000 $36,586 $169,635,879
Stoddard County 29,588 $1,077,335,000 $36,411 $264,188,747
Southeast Region Summary 365,027 $12,836,894,000 $35,167 $4,251,785,511



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Local Area Unemployment Statistics April 2018
Area Civilian Labor Force Employment Unemployment Unemployment Rate
Bollinger County 5,451 5,253 198 3.6%
Cape Girardeau County 40,518 39,339 1,179 2.9%
Dunklin County 12,228 11,525 703 5.7%
Iron County 3,487 3,289 198 5.7%
Madison County 5,396 5,189 207 3.8%
Mississippi County 5,956 5,721 235 3.9%
New Madrid County 7,900 7,493 407 5.2%
Pemiscot County 6,395 6,021 374 5.8%
Perry County 9,966 9,697 269 2.7%
Ste. Genevieve County 8,957 8,687 270 3%
St. Francois County 26,269 25,231 1,038 4%
Scott County 19,914 19,209 705 3.5%
Stoddard County 13,162 12,553 609 4.6%
Southeast Region Summary 165,599 159,207 6,392 3.9%

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Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages
Top High Growth Industries
(2-digit sector)
3rd Quarter 2017
Industry Number of Firms Average Employment Total Wages Average Weekly Wage Percentage Growth from Prior Year
62 - Health care and social assistance 4,188 27,575 $218,645,269 $610 3.8%
72 - Accommodation and food services 588 11,352 $41,175,922 $279 0.4%
42 - Wholesale trade 467 5,637 $61,537,949 $840 1%
23 - Construction 781 5,625 $67,134,376 $918 0.2%
56 - Administrative and waste services 326 3,900 $27,287,103 $538 2.3%
54 - Professional and technical services 525 2,888 $29,400,040 $783 3.9%
71 - Arts, entertainment, and recreation 93 1,426 $7,178,418 $387 2.8%
55 - Management of companies and enterprises 52 1,144 $15,737,242 $1,058 5.1%
22 - Utilities 35 779 $14,554,206 $1,437 2.4%

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Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages
Top 10 High Growth Industries
(3-digit sub-sector)
3rd Quarter 2017
Industry Number of Firms Average Employment Total Wages Average Weekly Wage Percentage Growth from Prior Year
722 - Food Services and Drinking Places 516 10,436 $37,436,499 $276 0.5%
624 - Social Assistance 3,544 9,103 $31,179,490 $263 9%
623 - Nursing and Residential Care Facilities 137 5,877 $33,077,888 $433 5.5%
561 - Administrative and Support Services 289 3,577 $24,026,779 $517 2.3%
541 - Professional and Technical Services 525 2,888 $29,400,040 $783 3.9%
445 - Food and Beverage Stores 139 2,764 $12,252,905 $341 0.3%
484 - Truck Transportation 286 2,649 $29,465,533 $856 0.6%
326 - Plastics and rubber products manufacturi 18 2,633 $30,940,674 $904 3.7%
441 - Motor Vehicle and Parts Dealers 214 2,559 $23,162,702 $696 2%
424 - Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods 163 2,395 $24,960,313 $802 8.9%

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Top 10 Occupations by Earnings 2016
Occupation Employment Hourly Wage Annual Wage
Mean Median Entry Experienced Mean Median Entry Experienced
291062 - Family and General Practitioners 200 $110.76 $98.58 $86.54 $122.87 $230,374 $205,051 $179,997 $255,562
291069 - Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 130 $110.57 NA $56.58 $137.56 $229,981 NA $117,679 $286,132
291151 - Nurse Anesthetists 60 $88.56 $86.21 $53.49 $106.09 $184,202 $179,320 $111,253 $220,676
291041 - Optometrists 60 $78.01 $61.71 $36.61 $98.7 $162,252 $128,362 $76,152 $205,302
119041 - Architectural and Engineering Managers 40 $67.61 $69.83 $49.25 $76.78 $140,621 $145,255 $102,447 $159,708
111011 - Chief Executives 180 $65.49 $52.62 $13.3 $91.59 $136,229 $109,454 $27,660 $190,513
291051 - Pharmacists 390 $64.51 $63.7 $53.51 $70.01 $134,177 $132,492 $111,309 $145,612
112021 - Marketing Managers 50 $60.95 $55.08 $35.32 $73.77 $126,784 $114,557 $73,470 $153,441
112022 - Sales Managers 190 $59.38 $46.66 $31.82 $73.15 $123,505 $97,049 $66,196 $152,159
119033 - Education Administrators, Postsecondary 40 $55.89 $46.51 $32.72 $67.48 $116,258 $96,738 $68,051 $140,362

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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.