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Ozark Region Data

The Ozark region is where tradition and Missouri’s changing economic climate meet.  It’s home to still-pristine Ozark forests and streams, internationally acclaimed Branson, the Springfield Cardinals, and a dynamic economy.  Top industries in this area include retail (such as Bass Pro Shops), food services, construction and administrative and support services.

The regional average wage was $731 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
Christian County 84,401 $2,970,993,000 $35,675 $718,411,163
Dallas County 16,448 $488,869,000 $29,822 $111,245,359
Greene County 288,690 $11,219,511,000 $38,947 $5,281,278,090
Polk County 31,285 $948,260,000 $30,365 $278,120,098
Stone County 31,047 $1,041,831,000 $33,669 $436,138,312
Taney County 54,735 $1,766,779,000 $32,363 $1,582,886,566
Webster County 38,106 $1,180,829,000 $31,503 $265,715,249
Ozark Region Summary 544,712 $19,617,072,000 $36,194 $8,673,794,837



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Local Area Unemployment Statistics April 2017
Area Civilian Labor Force Employment Unemployment Unemployment Rate
Christian County 42,994 41,693 1,301 3%
Dallas County 7,109 6,758 351 4.9%
Greene County 149,574 144,909 4,665 3.1%
Polk County 14,410 13,824 586 4.1%
Stone County 12,994 12,319 675 5.2%
Taney County 25,483 24,059 1,424 5.6%
Webster County 16,882 16,227 655 3.9%
Ozark Region Summary 269,446 259,789 9,657 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
44 - Retail Trade 1,616 31,580 $211,516,562 $515 1.6%
72 - Accommodation and food services 1,133 29,971 $137,201,331 $352 3%
56 - Administrative and waste services 804 13,962 $111,182,281 $613 1.2%
42 - Wholesale trade 735 10,612 $129,821,747 $941 2.6%
23 - Construction 1,316 9,685 $105,843,197 $841 5%
54 - Professional and technical services 1,244 8,838 $114,040,506 $993 7.7%
71 - Arts, entertainment, and recreation 285 6,330 $33,200,516 $403 7.5%
55 - Management of companies and enterprises 128 3,987 $81,747,835 $1,577 1.7%
53 - Real estate and rental and leasing 608 3,890 $31,967,882 $632 2.5%
22 - Utilities 24 522 $11,378,722 $1,677 2.4%

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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 12,799 204,579 $1,943,117,292 $731 1%
722 - Food Services and Drinking Places 877 22,507 $90,417,117 $309 2.2%
622 - Hospitals 9 15,348 $185,828,424 $931 2.8%
561 - Administrative and Support Services 756 13,576 $106,275,109 $602 1.1%
541 - Professional and Technical Services 1,244 8,838 $114,040,506 $993 7.7%
452 - General Merchandise Stores 67 7,467 $39,970,730 $412 1.8%
721 - Accommodation 256 7,464 $46,784,214 $482 5.5%
238 - Specialty trade contractors 866 6,818 $70,966,904 $801 4.9%
423 - Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods 368 6,200 $77,306,286 $959 5.2%
551 - Management of Companies and Enterprises 128 3,987 $81,747,835 $1,577 1.7%

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Top 10 Occupations by Earnings 2015
Occupation Employment Hourly Wage Annual Wage
Mean Median Entry Experienced Mean Median Entry Experienced
291069 - Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 290 $119.32 NA NA NA $248,177 NA NA NA
291062 - Family and General Practitioners 390 $93.84 NA $43.53 $118.99 $195,181 NA $90,535 $247,504
291021 - Dentists, General 190 $75.61 $72.41 $50.47 $88.17 $157,259 $150,616 $104,971 $183,403
111011 - Chief Executives 430 $71.5 $61.45 $25.32 $94.59 $148,717 $127,807 $52,666 $196,743
291041 - Optometrists 80 $68.02 $56.72 $37.35 $83.35 $141,473 $117,976 $77,691 $173,364
231023 - Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates 50 $66.89 $65.02 $40.04 $80.31 $139,121 $135,234 $83,290 $167,036
291051 - Pharmacists 540 $62.44 $63.25 $54.73 $66.3 $129,877 $131,552 $113,838 $137,896
113061 - Purchasing Managers 50 $62.24 $49.21 $39.43 $73.65 $129,463 $102,352 $82,013 $153,187
113031 - Financial Managers 550 $60.13 $48.15 $30.55 $74.92 $125,072 $100,143 $63,543 $155,836
132052 - Personal Financial Advisors 160 $59.4 $57.54 $19.66 $79.26 $123,547 $119,692 $40,900 $164,871

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Top 10 Occupations by Projected Growth
Occupation Employment Change Annual Average Openings Outlook
Estimated 2012 Projected 2022 Numeric Percent
151122 - Information Security Analysts 90 135 45 50% 5 54 - Above Average B+
499096 - Riggers 5 7 2 40% NA 54 - Above Average B+
472021 - Brickmasons and Blockmasons 335 466 131 39.1% 17 54 - Above Average B+
399021 - Personal Care Aides 1,453 1,994 541 37.2% 64 52 - Well Above Average A
292032 - Diagnostic Medical Sonographers 124 167 43 34.7% 6 52 - Well Above Average A
254011 - Archivists 3 4 1 33.3% NA 52 - Well Above Average A
251072 - Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary 41 54 13 31.7% 2 52 - Well Above Average A
171012 - Landscape Architects 82 106 24 29.3% 4 52 - Well Above Average A
131121 - Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners 120 155 35 29.2% 6 54 - Above Average B+
292091 - Orthotists and Prosthetists 14 18 4 28.6% NA 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.