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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 $679 per week in the 4th Quarter of 2014.


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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 July 2015
Area Civilian Labor Force Employment Unemployment Unemployment Rate
Bollinger County 5,646 5,271 375 6.6%
Cape Girardeau County 39,471 37,321 2,150 5.4%
Dunklin County 13,275 12,016 1,259 9.5%
Iron County 4,000 3,643 357 8.9%
Madison County 5,600 5,208 392 7%
Mississippi County 6,267 5,786 481 7.7%
New Madrid County 8,623 7,956 667 7.7%
Pemiscot County 7,172 6,340 832 11.6%
Perry County 10,427 9,920 507 4.9%
Ste. Genevieve County 9,281 8,668 613 6.6%
St. Francois County 25,935 24,070 1,865 7.2%
Scott County 20,176 18,851 1,325 6.6%
Stoddard County 13,048 12,028 1,020 7.8%
Southeast Region Summary 168,921 157,078 11,843 7%

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Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages
Top High Growth Industries
(2-digit sector)
4th Quarter 2014
Industry Number of Firms Average Employment Total Wages Average Weekly Wage Percentage Growth from Prior Year
31 - Manufacturing 387 18,579 $208,344,865 $863 2%
44 - Retail Trade 1,198 18,203 $110,160,201 $466 1%
72 - Accommodation and food services 571 10,478 $35,221,385 $259 2.5%
42 - Wholesale trade 478 6,069 $76,298,019 $967 4.2%
23 - Construction 782 5,719 $67,876,127 $913 8.5%
48 - Transportation and Warehousing 383 5,357 $59,452,959 $854 1.3%
56 - Administrative and waste services 329 4,326 $27,962,217 $497 3.2%
81 - Other services, except public administra 783 3,118 $18,795,684 $464 3.1%
54 - Professional and technical services 477 2,415 $26,681,944 $850 3.6%
71 - Arts, entertainment, and recreation 94 1,338 $6,859,638 $394 0.9%

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Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages
Top 10 High Growth Industries
(3-digit sub-sector)
4th Quarter 2014
Industry Number of Firms Average Employment Total Wages Average Weekly Wage Percentage Growth from Prior Year
000 Total Private 11,234 116,059 $1,025,174,549 $679 1.3%
722 - Food Services and Drinking Places 508 9,727 $32,275,187 $255 2.1%
624 - Social Assistance 3,619 8,327 $27,720,081 $256 1.2%
623 - Nursing and Residential Care Facilities 130 5,740 $30,586,183 $410 1.8%
452 - General Merchandise Stores 66 4,592 $23,903,332 $400 2.5%
561 - Administrative and Support Services 296 4,025 $24,981,002 $477 2.7%
238 - Specialty trade contractors 494 3,640 $41,911,154 $886 6.3%
423 - Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods 260 3,565 $46,510,398 $1,004 3.5%
484 - Truck Transportation 261 2,867 $29,519,009 $792 2.6%
522 - Credit Intermediation & Related Activity 190 2,615 $30,075,560 $885 2%

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Top 10 Occupations by Earnings 2013
Occupation Employment Hourly Wage Annual Wage
Mean Median Entry Experienced Mean Median Entry Experienced
291151 - Nurse Anesthetists 30 $109.36 $90.25 $78.74 NA $227,478 $187,714 $163,775 NA
291069 - Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 50 $103.18 $90.26 $66.31 NA $214,607 $187,751 $137,926 NA
291066 - Psychiatrists NA $97.83 $90.04 $63.81 $114.84 $203,492 $187,278 $132,723 $238,876
291062 - Family and General Practitioners 120 $94.11 $88.13 $63.17 $109.58 $195,743 $183,314 $131,386 $227,921
291021 - Dentists, General NA $74.25 $56.14 $52.04 $85.36 $154,448 $116,762 $108,240 $177,552
291051 - Pharmacists 340 $66.46 $64.76 $53.64 $72.88 $138,247 $134,703 $111,566 $151,587
111011 - Chief Executives 360 $57.97 $52.02 $26.31 $73.8 $120,576 $108,205 $54,724 $153,502
231023 - Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates 30 $53.4 $56.81 $42.91 $58.64 $111,069 $118,156 $89,251 $121,978
291071 - Physician Assistants 30 $50.57 $47.65 $34.06 $58.82 $105,178 $99,117 $70,846 $122,343
119033 - Education Administrators, Postsecondary 50 $49.96 $43.52 $32.77 $58.56 $103,924 $90,521 $68,171 $121,800

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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.