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St. Louis Region Data

The St. Louis region boasts one of America‚Äôs great metropolises in the Gateway City, with almost ten Fortune 500 firms, world-class museums, restaurants, shopping, and sports (baseball's Cardinals, football's Rams).  Leading industries include retail trade, professional and technical services, construction, food services and administrative and support services such as Edward Jones, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, AG Edwards and Anhueser-Busch.

The regional average wage was $1098 per week in the 4th 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
Franklin County 102,426 $3,912,903,000 $38,330 $1,100,275,458
Jefferson County 224,124 $8,228,678,000 $36,947 $2,042,862,562
St. Charles County 385,590 $17,328,553,000 $45,662 $5,449,292,734
St. Louis City 315,685 $12,484,968,000 $39,333 $4,683,668,511
St. Louis County 1,003,362 $60,653,300,000 $60,540 $16,844,027,084
St. Louis Region Summary 2,031,187 $102,608,402,000 $50,706 $30,120,126,349



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Local Area Unemployment Statistics August 2016
Area Civilian Labor Force Employment Unemployment Unemployment Rate
Franklin County 53,957 51,297 2,660 4.9%
Jefferson County 120,567 114,654 5,913 4.9%
St. Charles County 221,060 212,045 9,015 4.1%
St. Louis County 551,463 523,612 27,851 5.1%
St. Louis City 166,294 155,351 10,943 6.6%
St. Louis Region Summary 1,113,341 1,056,959 56,382 5.1%

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Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages
Top High Growth Industries
(2-digit sector)
4th Quarter 2015
Industry Number of Firms Average Employment Total Wages Average Weekly Wage Percentage Growth from Prior Year
62 - Health care and social assistance 14,909 165,437 $2,098,759,985 $976 3.5%
44 - Retail Trade 4,298 112,700 $863,373,214 $589 2.4%
72 - Accommodation and food services 3,276 99,234 $451,684,106 $350 5.1%
31 - Manufacturing 2,128 91,949 $1,730,685,767 $1,448 2.1%
56 - Administrative and waste services 3,439 68,353 $676,153,850 $761 1.6%
54 - Professional and technical services 6,440 61,708 $1,403,027,473 $1,749 4.5%
52 - Finance and insurance 2,775 53,921 $1,169,984,176 $1,669 1.1%
23 - Construction 4,684 48,592 $813,834,608 $1,288 8%
42 - Wholesale trade 3,756 45,866 $896,365,862 $1,503 0.9%
81 - Other services, except public administra 4,644 31,884 $277,391,952 $669 1.7%

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Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages
Top 10 High Growth Industries
(3-digit sub-sector)
4th Quarter 2015
Industry Number of Firms Average Employment Total Wages Average Weekly Wage Percentage Growth from Prior Year
000 Total Private 56,286 938,650 $13,398,775,124 $1,098 2.4%
722 - Food Services and Drinking Places 3,048 88,476 $377,066,011 $328 2.3%
561 - Administrative and Support Services 3,280 65,838 $639,325,160 $747 1.7%
622 - Hospitals 39 62,732 $935,049,848 $1,147 1.9%
541 - Professional and Technical Services 6,440 61,708 $1,403,027,473 $1,749 4.5%
621 - Ambulatory Health Care Services 3,370 46,146 $822,359,129 $1,371 3.9%
238 - Specialty trade contractors 2,944 33,019 $528,517,125 $1,231 8.7%
624 - Social Assistance 11,211 32,415 $167,584,654 $398 12.7%
611 - Educational Services 641 27,276 $360,071,087 $1,015 0.2%
423 - Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods 1,615 24,407 $468,074,899 $1,475 0.9%

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Top 10 Occupations by Earnings 2015
Occupation Employment Hourly Wage Annual Wage
Mean Median Entry Experienced Mean Median Entry Experienced
291067 - Surgeons 110 $131.11 NA NA NA $272,716 NA NA NA
291061 - Anesthesiologists 350 $123.13 NA NA NA $256,102 NA NA NA
291064 - Obstetricians and Gynecologists NA $109.05 NA NA NA $226,820 NA NA NA
291069 - Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 1,600 $97.7 NA $44.42 $124.35 $203,226 NA $92,391 $258,644
291081 - Podiatrists 90 $94.68 NA $53.98 $115.04 $196,941 NA $112,271 $239,276
291021 - Dentists, General 840 $87.7 $77.73 $45.38 $108.86 $182,410 $161,685 $94,387 $226,422
111011 - Chief Executives 2,550 $81.7 $74.42 $31.44 $106.83 $169,928 $154,799 $65,388 $222,199
291066 - Psychiatrists NA $73.4 $57.08 $51.19 $84.51 $152,673 $118,723 $106,478 $175,771
291151 - Nurse Anesthetists NA $72.07 $72.27 $55.09 $80.56 $149,898 $150,326 $114,582 $167,555
112022 - Sales Managers 2,880 $70.72 $61.76 $34.43 $88.86 $147,094 $128,464 $71,607 $184,838

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Top 10 Occupations by Projected Growth
Occupation Employment Change Annual Average Openings Outlook
Estimated 2012 Projected 2022 Numeric Percent
472132 - Insulation Workers, Mechanical 264 396 132 50% 17 52 - Well Above Average A
191012 - Food Scientists and Technologists 284 400 116 40.8% 22 52 - Well Above Average A
472021 - Brickmasons and Blockmasons 894 1,242 348 38.9% 45 52 - Well Above Average A
499062 - Medical Equipment Repairers 860 1,161 301 35% 54 54 - Above Average B+
172121 - Marine Engineers and Naval Architects 3 4 1 33.3% NA 52 - Well Above Average A
311011 - Home Health Aides 3,099 4,095 996 32.1% 159 54 - Above Average B+
292032 - Diagnostic Medical Sonographers 424 560 136 32.1% 20 52 - Well Above Average A
312011 - Occupational Therapy Assistants 333 436 103 30.9% 18 54 - Above Average B+
131081 - Logisticians 1,439 1,871 432 30% 60 52 - Well Above Average A
251072 - Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary 639 830 191 29.9% 29 52 - Well Above Average A

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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.