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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 $749 per week in the 4th Quarter of 2018.


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Two-Year U.S. Consumer Price Index(CPI)
2017 2016 Percent Difference
245.1 240.0 2.1%
(1982-84=100, not seasonally adjusted)
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Area Population 2016 Income 2017 Taxable Sales Total Revenue 2017
Total Personal Income Per Capita Income
Bollinger County 12,052 $387,365,000 $31,478 $52,942,689
Cape Girardeau County 78,913 $3,404,399,000 $43,556 $1,462,783,619
Dunklin County 30,535 $987,617,000 $32,790 $276,995,097
Iron County 10,022 $336,379,000 $32,894 $81,250,232
Madison County 12,443 $433,796,000 $35,432 $104,346,085
Mississippi County 13,799 $436,010,000 $32,093 $82,964,225
New Madrid County 17,915 $550,142,000 $31,290 $287,794,045
Pemiscot County 17,073 $560,735,000 $33,326 $117,356,569
Perry County 19,285 $742,618,000 $38,628 $265,107,609
Scott County 38,745 $1,474,387,000 $38,255 $346,390,418
St. Francois County 66,627 $2,157,831,000 $32,349 $754,520,993
Ste. Genevieve County 18,030 $662,078,000 $37,106 $170,353,838
Stoddard County 29,588 $1,039,870,000 $35,407 $264,519,869
Southeast Region Summary 365,027 $13,173,227,000 $36,317 $4,267,325,288



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Local Area Unemployment Statistics May 2019
Area Civilian Labor Force Employment Unemployment Unemployment Rate
Bollinger County 5,535 5,333 202 3.6%
Cape Girardeau County 40,273 39,143 1,130 2.8%
Dunklin County 11,849 11,239 610 5.1%
Iron County 3,533 3,381 152 4.3%
Madison County 5,463 5,283 180 3.3%
Mississippi County 5,985 5,774 211 3.5%
New Madrid County 8,298 7,978 320 3.9%
Pemiscot County 6,301 6,007 294 4.7%
Perry County 10,167 9,930 237 2.3%
Ste. Genevieve County 9,177 8,970 207 2.3%
St. Francois County 26,488 25,615 873 3.3%
Scott County 20,209 19,571 638 3.2%
Stoddard County 13,259 12,666 593 4.5%
Southeast Region Summary 166,537 160,890 5,647 3.4%

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Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages
Top High Growth Industries
(2-digit sector)
4th Quarter 2018
Industry Number of Firms Average Employment Total Wages Average Weekly Wage Percentage Growth from Prior Year
31 - Manufacturing 370 19,088 $242,034,634 $975 10.7%
23 - Construction 761 5,778 $77,566,448 $1,033 3.3%
42 - Wholesale trade 464 5,508 $69,879,509 $976 0.1%
52 - Finance and insurance 488 4,081 $58,069,613 $1,095 2.7%
54 - Professional and technical services 527 3,080 $43,942,901 $1,097 3.6%
11 - Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunti 423 2,650 $27,864,785 $809 1%
51 - Information 107 1,516 $17,894,847 $908 3.3%
53 - Real estate and rental and leasing 277 1,353 $12,988,246 $738 2.6%
21 - Mining 36 1,206 $20,163,450 $1,286 6.3%
55 - Management of companies and enterprises 51 1,158 $17,874,812 $1,187 3.7%

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Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages
Top 10 High Growth Industries
(3-digit sub-sector)
4th Quarter 2018
Industry Number of Firms Average Employment Total Wages Average Weekly Wage Percentage Growth from Prior Year
000 Total Private 10,969 116,198 $1,130,946,814 $749 1.1%
621 - Ambulatory Health Care Services 487 7,007 $86,560,052 $950 1.2%
623 - Nursing and Residential Care Facilities 147 6,190 $37,507,673 $466 4.6%
238 - Specialty trade contractors 474 3,549 $45,514,604 $987 2.2%
541 - Professional and Technical Services 527 3,080 $43,942,901 $1,097 3.6%
423 - Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods 246 2,979 $39,223,460 $1,013 2.4%
326 - Plastics and rubber products manufacturi 18 2,793 $40,135,541 $1,106 7.3%
484 - Truck Transportation 283 2,782 $33,927,562 $938 2.8%
522 - Credit Intermediation & Related Activity 181 2,465 $35,638,347 $1,112 0.6%
424 - Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods 172 2,326 $27,847,810 $921 1.8%

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Top 10 Occupations by Earnings 2018
Occupation Employment Hourly Wage Annual Wage
Mean Median Entry Experienced Mean Median Entry Experienced
291061 - Anesthesiologists NA $141.34 NA NA NA $293,980 NA NA NA
291062 - Family and General Practitioners 210 $128.88 NA NA NA $268,081 NA NA NA
291069 - Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 130 $112.35 NA $45.84 $145.6 $233,681 NA $95,348 $302,847
291151 - Nurse Anesthetists 100 $70.8 $67.92 $39.06 $86.67 $147,262 $141,279 $81,249 $180,268
291051 - Pharmacists 320 $65.71 $64.92 $51.51 $72.8 $136,669 $135,040 $107,145 $151,431
112022 - Sales Managers 110 $62.12 $49.14 $29.24 $78.57 $129,216 $102,219 $60,818 $163,416
413031 - Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sa 150 $59.03 $22.07 $14.73 $81.18 $122,779 $45,901 $30,636 $168,851
291041 - Optometrists 60 $56.72 $50.33 $36.61 $66.77 $117,969 $104,682 $76,143 $138,881
119111 - Medical and Health Services Managers 280 $56.43 $46.53 $30.66 $69.31 $117,371 $96,783 $63,775 $144,169
119041 - Architectural and Engineering Managers 50 $55.96 $56.5 $35.98 $65.95 $116,392 $117,515 $74,836 $137,171

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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.