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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)
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
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 August 2017
Area Civilian Labor Force Employment Unemployment Unemployment Rate
Bollinger County 5,292 5,054 238 4.5%
Cape Girardeau County 38,970 37,491 1,479 3.8%
Dunklin County 12,024 11,153 871 7.2%
Iron County 3,670 3,409 261 7.1%
Madison County 5,419 5,145 274 5.1%
Mississippi County 5,918 5,590 328 5.5%
New Madrid County 7,509 6,979 530 7.1%
Pemiscot County 6,748 6,227 521 7.7%
Perry County 9,906 9,620 286 2.9%
Ste. Genevieve County 8,838 8,489 349 3.9%
St. Francois County 26,211 24,970 1,241 4.7%
Scott County 19,674 18,722 952 4.8%
Stoddard County 12,837 12,154 683 5.3%
Southeast Region Summary 163,016 155,003 8,013 4.9%

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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 2016
Occupation Employment Hourly Wage Annual Wage
Mean Median Entry Experienced Mean Median Entry Experienced
291062 - Family and General Practitioners 200 $110.76 $98.58 $86.54 $122.87 $230,374 $205,051 $179,997 $255,562
291069 - Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 130 $110.57 NA $56.58 $137.56 $229,981 NA $117,679 $286,132
291151 - Nurse Anesthetists 60 $88.56 $86.21 $53.49 $106.09 $184,202 $179,320 $111,253 $220,676
291041 - Optometrists 60 $78.01 $61.71 $36.61 $98.7 $162,252 $128,362 $76,152 $205,302
119041 - Architectural and Engineering Managers 40 $67.61 $69.83 $49.25 $76.78 $140,621 $145,255 $102,447 $159,708
111011 - Chief Executives 180 $65.49 $52.62 $13.3 $91.59 $136,229 $109,454 $27,660 $190,513
291051 - Pharmacists 390 $64.51 $63.7 $53.51 $70.01 $134,177 $132,492 $111,309 $145,612
112021 - Marketing Managers 50 $60.95 $55.08 $35.32 $73.77 $126,784 $114,557 $73,470 $153,441
112022 - Sales Managers 190 $59.38 $46.66 $31.82 $73.15 $123,505 $97,049 $66,196 $152,159
119033 - Education Administrators, Postsecondary 40 $55.89 $46.51 $32.72 $67.48 $116,258 $96,738 $68,051 $140,362

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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.