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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 $1020 per week in the 3rd Quarter of 2016.


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Two-Year U.S. Consumer Price Index(CPI)
2016 2015 Percent Difference
240.0 237.0 1.3%
(1982-84=100, not seasonally adjusted)
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Area Population 2016 Income 2015 Taxable Sales Total Revenue 2016
Total Personal Income Per Capita Income
Franklin County 102,838 $3,965,360,000 $38,714 $1,125,822,862
Jefferson County 224,226 $8,458,472,000 $37,740 $2,079,900,523
St. Charles County 390,918 $18,154,457,000 $47,082 $5,702,737,849
St. Louis City 311,404 $13,142,730,000 $41,632 $4,663,675,173
St. Louis County 998,581 $62,403,307,000 $62,194 $17,075,262,610
St. Louis Region Summary 2,027,967 $106,124,326,000 $52,247 $30,647,399,017



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Local Area Unemployment Statistics April 2017
Area Civilian Labor Force Employment Unemployment Unemployment Rate
Franklin County 52,091 49,846 2,245 4.3%
Jefferson County 115,596 111,272 4,324 3.7%
St. Charles County 215,156 208,860 6,296 2.9%
St. Louis County 525,258 506,613 18,645 3.5%
St. Louis City 156,366 149,367 6,999 4.5%
St. Louis Region Summary 1,064,467 1,025,958 38,509 3.6%

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Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages
Top High Growth Industries
(2-digit sector)
3rd Quarter 2016
Industry Number of Firms Average Employment Total Wages Average Weekly Wage Percentage Growth from Prior Year
62 - Health care and social assistance 15,898 169,054 $2,105,529,518 $958 3.6%
44 - Retail Trade 4,229 109,189 $827,693,930 $583 0.2%
72 - Accommodation and food services 3,239 101,100 $462,852,294 $352 1.1%
54 - Professional and technical services 6,381 63,392 $1,216,909,775 $1,477 3.7%
52 - Finance and insurance 2,746 53,832 $1,045,737,343 $1,494 0.4%
23 - Construction 4,601 51,358 $801,476,498 $1,200 6.2%
42 - Wholesale trade 3,654 46,141 $800,987,181 $1,335 0.6%
81 - Other services, except public administra 4,670 32,633 $275,556,401 $650 2.1%
48 - Transportation and Warehousing 1,317 28,826 $357,750,796 $955 3.5%
61 - Educational services 648 25,715 $365,130,474 $1,092 2.9%

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Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages
Top 10 High Growth Industries
(3-digit sub-sector)
3rd Quarter 2016
Industry Number of Firms Average Employment Total Wages Average Weekly Wage Percentage Growth from Prior Year
000 Total Private 56,821 948,753 $12,577,636,331 $1,020 1.6%
722 - Food Services and Drinking Places 3,008 90,021 $387,653,833 $331 1.4%
541 - Professional and Technical Services 6,381 63,392 $1,216,909,775 $1,477 3.7%
622 - Hospitals 40 63,249 $987,181,444 $1,201 3.6%
621 - Ambulatory Health Care Services 3,328 46,891 $765,001,874 $1,255 2.7%
238 - Specialty trade contractors 2,887 34,981 $527,949,802 $1,161 6.9%
624 - Social Assistance 12,244 34,426 $178,223,850 $398 7.4%
611 - Educational Services 648 25,715 $365,130,474 $1,092 2.9%
423 - Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods 1,610 24,932 $429,623,261 $1,326 1.8%
623 - Nursing and Residential Care Facilities 286 24,487 $175,122,350 $550 0.5%

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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.