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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, Poplar Bluff and Sikeston as well as French colonial Ste. Genevieve.

The regional average wage was $721 per week in the 4th 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 2016 Taxable Sales Total Revenue 2016
Total Personal Income Per Capita Income
Bollinger County 12,052 $367,076,000 $30,458 $53,065,379
Cape Girardeau County 78,913 $3,254,791,000 $41,245 $1,440,222,379
Dunklin County 30,535 $979,513,000 $32,078 $277,637,916
Iron County 10,022 $319,169,000 $31,847 $83,488,166
Madison County 12,443 $414,666,000 $33,325 $99,116,785
Mississippi County 13,799 $427,062,000 $30,949 $85,346,362
New Madrid County 17,915 $557,653,000 $31,128 $291,104,865
Pemiscot County 17,073 $581,276,000 $34,047 $129,336,413
Perry County 19,285 $699,457,000 $36,269 $258,265,078
Scott County 38,745 $1,453,606,000 $37,517 $352,983,731
St. Francois County 66,627 $2,045,643,000 $30,703 $747,393,811
Ste. Genevieve County 18,030 $659,647,000 $36,586 $169,635,879
Stoddard County 29,588 $1,077,335,000 $36,411 $264,188,747
Southeast Region Summary 365,027 $12,836,894,000 $35,167 $4,251,785,511



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Local Area Unemployment Statistics August 2018
Area Civilian Labor Force Employment Unemployment Unemployment Rate
Bollinger County 5,351 5,155 196 3.7%
Cape Girardeau County 40,390 39,194 1,196 3%
Dunklin County 11,459 10,682 777 6.8%
Iron County 3,387 3,214 173 5.1%
Madison County 5,303 5,095 208 3.9%
Mississippi County 5,644 5,395 249 4.4%
New Madrid County 7,385 6,961 424 5.7%
Pemiscot County 6,052 5,669 383 6.3%
Perry County 9,882 9,638 244 2.5%
Ste. Genevieve County 8,850 8,594 256 2.9%
St. Francois County 26,064 25,066 998 3.8%
Scott County 19,591 18,877 714 3.6%
Stoddard County 12,659 12,077 582 4.6%
Southeast Region Summary 162,017 155,617 6,400 4%

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Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages
Top High Growth Industries
(2-digit sector)
4th Quarter 2017
Industry Number of Firms Average Employment Total Wages Average Weekly Wage Percentage Growth from Prior Year
62 - Health care and social assistance 4,205 27,488 $244,011,191 $683 2.6%
23 - Construction 778 5,595 $73,809,855 $1,015 2.6%
42 - Wholesale trade 469 5,505 $66,148,680 $924 0.1%
56 - Administrative and waste services 323 3,995 $28,016,965 $539 6.1%
54 - Professional and technical services 532 2,972 $36,464,225 $944 3.7%
51 - Information 103 1,467 $17,246,519 $904 0.8%
53 - Real estate and rental and leasing 279 1,319 $12,064,627 $704 0.2%
55 - Management of companies and enterprises 51 1,117 $17,711,836 $1,220 2.2%
22 - Utilities 35 771 $16,219,248 $1,618 2.5%
61 - Educational services 46 287 $2,029,381 $544 2.9%

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Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages
Top 10 High Growth Industries
(3-digit sub-sector)
4th Quarter 2017
Industry Number of Firms Average Employment Total Wages Average Weekly Wage Percentage Growth from Prior Year
624 - Social Assistance 3,559 8,914 $32,260,607 $278 5.5%
623 - Nursing and Residential Care Facilities 138 5,916 $34,037,338 $443 4.3%
622 - Hospitals 12 5,733 $93,584,665 $1,256 0.4%
561 - Administrative and Support Services 286 3,654 $24,767,963 $521 6.1%
238 - Specialty trade contractors 482 3,473 $42,892,110 $950 3.1%
541 - Professional and Technical Services 532 2,972 $36,464,225 $944 3.7%
445 - Food and Beverage Stores 139 2,767 $12,590,661 $350 1.2%
326 - Plastics and rubber products manufacturi 19 2,602 $36,928,146 $1,092 4.7%
441 - Motor Vehicle and Parts Dealers 212 2,484 $24,085,449 $746 1.7%
424 - Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods 163 2,285 $24,968,035 $840 5.7%

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Top 10 Occupations by Earnings 2017
Occupation Employment Hourly Wage Annual Wage
Mean Median Entry Experienced Mean Median Entry Experienced
291061 - Anesthesiologists NA $136.39 NA NA NA $283,694 NA NA NA
291069 - Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 140 $122.47 NA $95.5 NA $254,728 NA $198,641 NA
291062 - Family and General Practitioners 270 $118.49 NA $92.46 NA $246,451 NA $192,321 NA
291151 - Nurse Anesthetists 100 $69.44 $63.84 $47.88 $87.49 $144,431 $132,794 $99,598 $181,980
119041 - Architectural and Engineering Managers 30 $65.03 $63.78 $54.11 $77.31 $135,270 $132,658 $112,545 $160,798
291051 - Pharmacists 360 $62.22 $61.72 $55.63 $70.26 $129,420 $128,373 $115,717 $146,133
112022 - Sales Managers 120 $60.91 $45.22 $31.93 $66.13 $126,687 $94,060 $66,417 $137,541
111011 - Chief Executives 170 $59.4 $42.16 $18.05 $90.25 $123,546 $87,696 $37,543 $187,712
112021 - Marketing Managers 40 $59.27 $52.35 $33.98 $64.88 $123,278 $108,881 $70,673 $134,948
291041 - Optometrists 50 $56.45 $46.28 $40.56 $63.45 $117,420 $96,273 $84,370 $131,983

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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.