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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 $961 per week in the 2nd 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 March 2016
Area Civilian Labor Force Employment Unemployment Unemployment Rate
Franklin County 53,479 50,847 2,632 4.9%
Jefferson County 119,379 113,654 5,725 4.8%
St. Charles County 219,433 211,048 8,385 3.8%
St. Louis County 543,806 519,796 24,010 4.4%
St. Louis City 163,334 154,414 8,920 5.5%
St. Louis Region Summary 1,099,431 1,049,759 49,672 4.5%

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Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages
Top High Growth Industries
(2-digit sector)
2nd Quarter 2015
Industry Number of Firms Average Employment Total Wages Average Weekly Wage Percentage Growth from Prior Year
62 - Health care and social assistance 13,738 163,441 $1,831,980,717 $862 4.5%
44 - Retail Trade 4,287 108,458 $768,199,585 $545 1.5%
72 - Accommodation and food services 3,227 99,596 $424,510,257 $328 4.7%
31 - Manufacturing 2,139 91,501 $1,525,545,359 $1,282 2.1%
56 - Administrative and waste services 3,413 68,045 $620,773,317 $702 1.5%
54 - Professional and technical services 6,291 60,810 $1,145,234,374 $1,449 3.9%
52 - Finance and insurance 2,755 53,260 $987,740,151 $1,427 0.7%
23 - Construction 4,671 46,587 $663,462,611 $1,095 5.6%
81 - Other services, except public administra 4,622 32,193 $250,280,115 $598 0.4%
48 - Transportation and Warehousing 1,322 27,947 $322,445,609 $888 4.5%

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Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages
Top 10 High Growth Industries
(3-digit sub-sector)
2nd Quarter 2015
Industry Number of Firms Average Employment Total Wages Average Weekly Wage Percentage Growth from Prior Year
000 Total Private 54,754 928,771 $11,599,472,089 $961 2.2%
722 - Food Services and Drinking Places 3,001 88,602 $355,326,520 $308 1.4%
561 - Administrative and Support Services 3,256 65,533 $586,550,546 $688 1.5%
622 - Hospitals 40 62,084 $833,143,753 $1,032 2.4%
541 - Professional and Technical Services 6,291 60,810 $1,145,234,374 $1,449 3.9%
621 - Ambulatory Health Care Services 3,335 45,596 $683,260,137 $1,153 3.7%
238 - Specialty trade contractors 2,939 31,555 $429,376,029 $1,047 6.4%
624 - Social Assistance 10,078 31,518 $152,996,611 $373 17.3%
611 - Educational Services 633 25,752 $342,840,778 $1,024 0.9%
336 - Transportation equipment manufacturing 81 21,903 $477,285,397 $1,676 4%

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Top 10 Occupations by Earnings 2014
Occupation Employment Hourly Wage Annual Wage
Mean Median Entry Experienced Mean Median Entry Experienced
291067 - Surgeons 100 $126.41 $92.66 NA NA $262,928 $192,743 NA NA
291063 - Internists, General NA $122.86 $94.5 NA NA $255,554 $196,568 NA NA
291061 - Anesthesiologists 380 $119.38 $93.48 $94.75 NA $248,302 $194,437 $197,084 NA
291064 - Obstetricians and Gynecologists 160 $118.26 $93.67 $101.95 NA $245,988 $194,828 $212,061 NA
291081 - Podiatrists 90 $113.45 $93.33 $87.24 NA $235,973 $194,128 $181,451 NA
291029 - Dentists, All Other Specialists NA $102.3 $94.94 $83.62 $111.63 $212,780 $197,484 $173,940 $232,200
291069 - Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 1,620 $91.16 $89.14 $42.53 $115.48 $189,616 $185,401 $88,452 $240,198
291021 - Dentists, General 730 $87.02 $89.92 $38.65 $111.21 $181,011 $187,044 $80,393 $231,320
111011 - Chief Executives 2,970 $76.26 $69.74 $32.74 $98.02 $158,620 $145,068 $68,090 $203,885
291065 - Pediatricians, General NA $72.23 $68.86 $33.74 $91.47 $150,237 $143,231 $70,184 $190,263

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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.