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Southeast Region Data

The Southeast region is where the rugged St. Francois mountains slope to the mighty Mississippi River, and contains such modern metro areas as Cape Girardeau, and Sikeston as well as French colonial Ste. Genevieve.

The regional average wage was $698 per week in the 4th 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
Bollinger County 12,052 $357,529,000 $29,349 $53,065,379
Cape Girardeau County 78,913 $3,145,350,000 $40,031 $1,440,222,379
Dunklin County 30,535 $983,414,000 $31,831 $277,637,916
Iron County 10,022 $317,991,000 $31,407 $83,488,166
Madison County 12,443 $412,151,000 $33,217 $99,116,785
Mississippi County 13,799 $388,905,000 $27,708 $85,346,362
New Madrid County 17,915 $563,457,000 $30,946 $291,104,865
Pemiscot County 17,073 $547,225,000 $31,302 $129,336,413
Perry County 19,285 $680,330,000 $35,465 $258,265,078
Scott County 38,745 $1,430,376,000 $36,669 $352,983,731
St. Francois County 66,627 $2,026,964,000 $30,471 $747,393,811
Ste. Genevieve County 18,030 $651,990,000 $36,385 $169,635,879
Stoddard County 29,588 $1,034,841,000 $34,654 $264,188,747
Southeast Region Summary 365,027 $12,540,523,000 $34,226 $4,251,785,511



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Local Area Unemployment Statistics May 2017
Area Civilian Labor Force Employment Unemployment Unemployment Rate
Bollinger County 5,403 5,134 269 5%
Cape Girardeau County 39,557 37,984 1,573 4%
Dunklin County 12,725 11,816 909 7.1%
Iron County 3,697 3,446 251 6.8%
Madison County 5,453 5,170 283 5.2%
Mississippi County 5,993 5,671 322 5.4%
New Madrid County 7,924 7,318 606 7.6%
Pemiscot County 7,067 6,480 587 8.3%
Perry County 9,953 9,661 292 2.9%
Ste. Genevieve County 8,842 8,505 337 3.8%
St. Francois County 25,988 24,707 1,281 4.9%
Scott County 19,879 18,926 953 4.8%
Stoddard County 13,240 12,515 725 5.5%
Southeast Region Summary 165,721 157,333 8,388 5.1%

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Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages
Top High Growth Industries
(2-digit sector)
4th Quarter 2016
Industry Number of Firms Average Employment Total Wages Average Weekly Wage Percentage Growth from Prior Year
62 - Health care and social assistance 3,681 26,793 $229,989,935 $660 0.8%
72 - Accommodation and food services 561 11,270 $39,767,886 $271 3%
48 - Transportation and Warehousing 393 5,574 $64,966,433 $897 0.1%
52 - Finance and insurance 505 4,023 $50,227,136 $960 0.1%
54 - Professional and technical services 500 2,867 $33,663,304 $903 13.6%
71 - Arts, entertainment, and recreation 87 1,348 $6,980,139 $398 1.7%
55 - Management of companies and enterprises 51 1,093 $18,504,738 $1,302 2.2%
61 - Educational services 44 279 $1,866,805 $515 8.1%

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Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages
Top 10 High Growth Industries
(3-digit sub-sector)
4th Quarter 2016
Industry Number of Firms Average Employment Total Wages Average Weekly Wage Percentage Growth from Prior Year
722 - Food Services and Drinking Places 495 10,515 $36,558,337 $267 3.3%
624 - Social Assistance 3,051 8,451 $29,021,184 $264 1.5%
621 - Ambulatory Health Care Services 487 6,958 $81,320,356 $899 4.9%
541 - Professional and Technical Services 500 2,867 $33,663,304 $903 13.6%
447 - Gasoline Stations 145 2,614 $11,339,309 $334 4.1%
522 - Credit Intermediation & Related Activity 185 2,509 $30,935,816 $949 0.9%
326 - Plastics and rubber products manufacturi 15 2,485 $34,919,070 $1,081 0.6%
441 - Motor Vehicle and Parts Dealers 209 2,443 $22,951,119 $723 2.8%
424 - Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods 161 2,162 $23,270,626 $828 2.2%
444 - Building Material & Garden Supply Stores 121 1,730 $11,499,929 $511 5.2%

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Top 10 Occupations by Earnings 2015
Occupation Employment Hourly Wage Annual Wage
Mean Median Entry Experienced Mean Median Entry Experienced
291021 - Dentists, General 40 $107.38 NA $65.17 $128.49 $223,357 NA $135,552 $267,259
291069 - Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 130 $106.02 NA $52.25 $132.91 $220,531 NA $108,690 $276,451
291062 - Family and General Practitioners 210 $104.14 NA $81.2 $115.61 $216,615 NA $168,895 $240,475
291151 - Nurse Anesthetists NA $86.93 $85.65 $53.93 $103.43 $180,817 $178,156 $112,178 $215,137
291041 - Optometrists 60 $73.15 $54.37 $37.42 $91.01 $152,153 $113,085 $77,837 $189,311
291051 - Pharmacists 370 $65.58 $63.76 $52.29 $72.22 $136,398 $132,615 $108,771 $150,211
112022 - Sales Managers 220 $60.58 $49.7 $31.13 $75.3 $125,999 $103,370 $64,742 $156,627
111011 - Chief Executives 280 $57.5 $48.78 $15.15 $78.67 $119,593 $101,469 $31,521 $163,629
112021 - Marketing Managers 70 $54.27 $50.24 $31.72 $65.54 $112,878 $104,505 $65,975 $136,330
231023 - Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates 40 $50.92 $65.01 $22.31 $65.22 $105,910 $135,225 $46,400 $135,666

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Top 10 Occupations by Projected Growth
Occupation Employment Change Annual Average Openings Outlook
Estimated 2012 Projected 2022 Numeric Percent
291081 - Podiatrists 1 2 1 100% NA 52 - Well Above Average A
472132 - Insulation Workers, Mechanical 5 8 3 60% NA 52 - Well Above Average A
151199 - Computer Occupations, All Other 10 15 5 50% NA 52 - Well Above Average A
151122 - Information Security Analysts 10 14 4 40% NA 52 - Well Above Average A
474071 - Septic Tank Servicers and Sewer Pipe Cleaners 46 64 18 39.1% 3 54 - Above Average B+
251072 - Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary 61 82 21 34.4% 3 52 - Well Above Average A
311011 - Home Health Aides 1,173 1,565 392 33.4% 61 52 - Well Above Average A
192012 - Physicists 3 4 1 33.3% NA 52 - Well Above Average A
472021 - Brickmasons and Blockmasons 117 156 39 33.3% 5 52 - Well Above Average A
131161 - Market Research Analysts & Marketing Specialists 115 153 38 33% 6 54 - Above Average B+

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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.