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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 $661 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
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 April 2017
Area Civilian Labor Force Employment Unemployment Unemployment Rate
Bollinger County 5,510 5,263 247 4.5%
Cape Girardeau County 39,848 38,447 1,401 3.5%
Dunklin County 12,999 12,123 876 6.7%
Iron County 3,703 3,470 233 6.3%
Madison County 5,470 5,216 254 4.6%
Mississippi County 6,162 5,835 327 5.3%
New Madrid County 8,156 7,550 606 7.4%
Pemiscot County 7,112 6,569 543 7.6%
Perry County 10,058 9,791 267 2.7%
Ste. Genevieve County 8,878 8,556 322 3.6%
St. Francois County 25,887 24,703 1,184 4.6%
Scott County 20,113 19,173 940 4.7%
Stoddard County 13,445 12,759 686 5.1%
Southeast Region Summary 167,341 159,455 7,886 4.7%

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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
62 - Health care and social assistance 4,172 26,570 $220,816,560 $639 1%
44 - Retail Trade 1,205 18,520 $111,442,371 $463 0.7%
72 - Accommodation and food services 567 11,305 $40,203,472 $274 3.6%
48 - Transportation and Warehousing 388 5,410 $64,385,848 $915 0.1%
52 - Finance and insurance 509 4,038 $41,652,982 $793 0.9%
11 - Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunti 410 2,796 $21,060,896 $579 0.4%
54 - Professional and technical services 496 2,780 $26,254,812 $726 12.7%
53 - Real estate and rental and leasing 276 1,356 $10,185,400 $578 0.5%
55 - Management of companies and enterprises 50 1,089 $13,207,614 $933 4.8%
61 - Educational services 44 270 $1,823,474 $520 12%

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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
722 - Food Services and Drinking Places 500 10,388 $36,668,037 $272 3.3%
624 - Social Assistance 3,541 8,350 $28,757,646 $265 2.3%
621 - Ambulatory Health Care Services 489 6,915 $77,001,927 $857 6%
452 - General Merchandise Stores 60 4,461 $22,292,224 $384 0.7%
541 - Professional and Technical Services 496 2,780 $26,254,812 $727 12.7%
447 - Gasoline Stations 147 2,647 $11,077,773 $322 2%
326 - Plastics and rubber products manufacturi 15 2,538 $30,211,613 $916 2.5%
522 - Credit Intermediation & Related Activity 189 2,519 $24,717,363 $755 0.2%
441 - Motor Vehicle and Parts Dealers 206 2,509 $23,767,313 $729 3%
444 - Building Material & Garden Supply Stores 119 1,660 $11,367,449 $527 4.5%

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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.