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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 $1056 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
Franklin County 102,084 $3,852,188,000 $37,835 $1,044,600,245
Jefferson County 222,716 $8,041,211,000 $36,320 $1,959,034,706
St. Charles County 379,493 $16,377,854,000 $43,850 $5,253,711,045
St. Louis City 317,419 $12,151,780,000 $38,163 $4,577,453,173
St. Louis County 1,001,876 $57,265,857,000 $57,183 $16,300,797,027
St. Louis Region Summary 2,023,588 $97,688,890,000 $48,443 $29,135,596,196



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Local Area Unemployment Statistics June 2015
Area Civilian Labor Force Employment Unemployment Unemployment Rate
Franklin County 52,837 49,758 3,079 5.8%
Jefferson County 117,376 110,893 6,483 5.5%
St. Charles County 213,123 203,304 9,819 4.6%
St. Louis County 539,160 509,463 29,697 5.5%
St. Louis City 163,380 151,766 11,614 7.1%
St. Louis Region Summary 1,085,876 1,025,184 60,692 5.6%

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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
62 - Health care and social assistance 12,624 159,859 $1,899,425,796 $914 1.1%
44 - Retail Trade 4,254 110,087 $791,214,002 $553 1.2%
72 - Accommodation and food services 3,226 94,434 $395,297,439 $322 3.2%
56 - Administrative and waste services 3,451 67,274 $619,593,163 $708 2.2%
54 - Professional and technical services 6,204 59,059 $1,202,524,823 $1,566 2.8%
42 - Wholesale trade 3,749 45,455 $864,775,937 $1,463 2.4%
23 - Construction 4,698 45,010 $715,303,320 $1,222 2.8%
55 - Management of companies and enterprises 589 40,607 $1,347,943,436 $2,553 4.4%
81 - Other services, except public administra 4,581 31,362 $258,149,382 $633 0.3%
61 - Educational services 635 27,213 $340,197,219 $962 4.4%

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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 53,495 916,796 $12,585,273,566 $1,056 1.8%
722 - Food Services and Drinking Places 3,008 86,499 $347,001,631 $309 3.1%
561 - Administrative and Support Services 3,297 64,763 $585,673,625 $696 2.1%
541 - Professional and Technical Services 6,204 59,059 $1,202,524,823 $1,566 2.8%
621 - Ambulatory Health Care Services 3,301 44,404 $747,161,400 $1,294 0.4%
551 - Management of Companies and Enterprises 589 40,607 $1,347,943,436 $2,553 4.4%
238 - Specialty trade contractors 2,967 30,380 $456,431,325 $1,156 2.8%
624 - Social Assistance 8,999 28,761 $143,461,133 $384 10.3%
611 - Educational Services 635 27,213 $340,197,219 $962 4.4%
623 - Nursing and Residential Care Facilities 284 25,128 $167,671,952 $513 1%

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Top 10 Occupations by Earnings 2013
Occupation Employment Hourly Wage Annual Wage
Mean Median Entry Experienced Mean Median Entry Experienced
291063 - Internists, General NA $125.39 $90.23 NA NA $260,806 $187,678 NA NA
291067 - Surgeons NA $122.93 $90 NA NA $255,696 $187,200 NA NA
291061 - Anesthesiologists 400 $120.15 $90.21 NA NA $249,910 $187,642 NA NA
291064 - Obstetricians and Gynecologists 180 $111.8 $90.17 $82.15 NA $232,554 $187,555 $170,870 NA
291081 - Podiatrists 110 $107.68 $90.15 $69.8 NA $223,984 $187,521 $145,187 NA
291021 - Dentists, General 660 $96.68 $90.1 $41.66 NA $201,102 $187,405 $86,662 NA
291069 - Physicians and Surgeons, All Other NA $88.67 $88.2 $42.92 $111.54 $184,427 $183,461 $89,267 $232,007
111011 - Chief Executives 3,050 $82.64 $77.42 $40.32 $103.79 $171,882 $161,026 $83,862 $215,892
291065 - Pediatricians, General NA $80.19 $77.11 $40.4 $100.08 $166,795 $160,394 $84,034 $208,176
291151 - Nurse Anesthetists 540 $68.82 $67.93 $53.97 $76.24 $143,140 $141,286 $112,255 $158,582

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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.