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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 $710 per week in the 2nd Quarter of 2017.


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Two-Year U.S. Consumer Price Index(CPI)
2015 2014 Percent Difference
237.0 236.7 0.1%
(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 October 2017
Area Civilian Labor Force Employment Unemployment Unemployment Rate
Christian County 43,083 42,345 738 1.7%
Dallas County 6,943 6,751 192 2.8%
Greene County 149,590 146,881 2,709 1.8%
Polk County 14,251 13,929 322 2.3%
Stone County 13,439 13,070 369 2.7%
Taney County 26,277 25,536 741 2.8%
Webster County 16,651 16,287 364 2.2%
Ozark Region Summary 270,234 264,799 5,435 2%

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Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages
Top High Growth Industries
(2-digit sector)
2nd Quarter 2017
Industry Number of Firms Average Employment Total Wages Average Weekly Wage Percentage Growth from Prior Year
62 - Health care and social assistance 1,915 37,845 $438,765,074 $892 3.4%
72 - Accommodation and food services 1,121 29,649 $131,188,163 $340 1.4%
31 - Manufacturing 569 15,982 $178,069,996 $857 4.2%
48 - Transportation and Warehousing 475 11,813 $125,998,421 $820 10.8%
42 - Wholesale trade 725 10,758 $129,847,427 $928 1.2%
23 - Construction 1,377 9,677 $104,127,272 $828 2.7%
54 - Professional and technical services 1,289 9,200 $117,089,683 $979 2.8%
52 - Finance and insurance 698 8,449 $104,822,259 $954 1.6%
71 - Arts, entertainment, and recreation 302 6,228 $31,206,772 $385 2.4%
55 - Management of companies and enterprises 120 4,792 $82,216,998 $1,320 20.3%

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Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages
Top 10 High Growth Industries
(3-digit sub-sector)
2nd Quarter 2017
Industry Number of Firms Average Employment Total Wages Average Weekly Wage Percentage Growth from Prior Year
000 Total Private 13,213 206,597 $1,906,549,971 $710 1.7%
622 - Hospitals 10 15,689 $181,285,490 $889 4.3%
621 - Ambulatory Health Care Services 630 11,189 $193,932,397 $1,333 3.6%
541 - Professional and Technical Services 1,289 9,200 $117,089,683 $979 2.8%
484 - Truck Transportation 299 7,656 $87,123,319 $875 17.2%
721 - Accommodation 258 6,967 $42,729,494 $472 8%
238 - Specialty trade contractors 913 6,925 $72,101,838 $801 4.7%
423 - Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods 365 6,239 $73,950,710 $912 0.5%
522 - Credit Intermediation & Related Activity 218 5,262 $60,739,936 $888 2.1%
551 - Management of Companies and Enterprises 120 4,792 $82,216,998 $1,320 20.3%

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Top 10 Occupations by Earnings 2016
Occupation Employment Hourly Wage Annual Wage
Mean Median Entry Experienced Mean Median Entry Experienced
291069 - Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 340 $123.11 NA NA NA $256,077 NA NA NA
291062 - Family and General Practitioners 150 $112.19 NA $64.82 $135.88 $233,363 NA $134,833 $282,629
291021 - Dentists, General 180 $72.3 $69.16 $55.41 $80.74 $150,377 $143,845 $115,262 $167,935
111011 - Chief Executives 390 $71.86 $62.86 $23.19 $96.19 $149,469 $130,758 $48,239 $200,085
231023 - Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates 50 $71.69 $70.68 $43.2 $85.94 $149,118 $147,011 $89,858 $178,748
113031 - Financial Managers 560 $65.61 $53.51 $33.45 $81.69 $136,460 $111,311 $69,570 $169,905
291051 - Pharmacists 720 $62.03 $62.05 $55.13 $65.48 $129,023 $129,055 $114,665 $136,202
113061 - Purchasing Managers 40 $61.97 $49.03 $44.26 $70.83 $128,903 $101,976 $92,054 $147,327
291041 - Optometrists 90 $59.77 $51.17 $41.25 $69.03 $124,319 $106,425 $85,805 $143,576
119041 - Architectural and Engineering Managers 90 $58.65 $51.97 $38.34 $68.81 $121,991 $108,093 $79,737 $143,119

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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.