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St. Louis Region Data

The St. Louis region boasts one of America’s great metropolises in the Gateway City, with almost ten Fortune 500 firms, world-class museums, restaurants, shopping, and sports (Cardinal baseball and Blues Hockey). Leading industries include retail trade, professional and technical services, construction, food services and administrative and support services such as Edward Jones, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, AG Edwards and Anheuser-Busch.

The regional average wage was $1005 per week in the 3rd 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
Franklin County 102,838 $4,130,523,000 $40,165 $1,125,822,862
Jefferson County 224,226 $8,577,608,000 $38,254 $2,079,900,523
St. Charles County 390,918 $18,694,358,000 $47,822 $5,702,737,849
St. Louis City 311,404 $12,786,566,000 $41,061 $4,663,675,173
St. Louis County 998,581 $62,687,815,000 $62,777 $17,075,262,610
St. Louis Region Summary 2,027,967 $106,876,870,000 $52,701 $30,647,399,017



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Local Area Unemployment Statistics March 2018
Area Civilian Labor Force Employment Unemployment Unemployment Rate
Franklin County 52,127 50,065 2,062 4%
Jefferson County 116,327 111,827 4,500 3.9%
St. Charles County 218,686 212,070 6,616 3%
St. Louis County 524,465 505,986 18,479 3.5%
St. Louis City 154,791 147,861 6,930 4.5%
St. Louis Region Summary 1,066,396 1,027,809 38,587 3.6%

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Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages
Top High Growth Industries
(2-digit sector)
3rd Quarter 2017
Industry Number of Firms Average Employment Total Wages Average Weekly Wage Percentage Growth from Prior Year
62 - Health care and social assistance 7,878 174,336 $2,106,702,916 $930 3.1%
72 - Accommodation and food services 2,931 103,219 $487,220,023 $363 2.1%
31 - Manufacturing 2,147 92,757 $1,537,673,037 $1,275 0.3%
56 - Administrative and waste services 3,308 67,991 $681,813,703 $771 0.7%
54 - Professional and technical services 6,241 64,939 $1,239,292,061 $1,468 2.4%
52 - Finance and insurance 2,549 55,849 $1,055,052,731 $1,453 3.7%
23 - Construction 4,594 51,685 $797,376,270 $1,187 0.6%
42 - Wholesale trade 3,380 46,561 $792,287,918 $1,309 0.9%
81 - Other services, except public administra 4,356 32,784 $270,910,621 $636 0.5%
48 - Transportation and Warehousing 1,331 29,431 $359,800,166 $940 2.1%

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Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages
Top 10 High Growth Industries
(3-digit sub-sector)
3rd Quarter 2017
Industry Number of Firms Average Employment Total Wages Average Weekly Wage Percentage Growth from Prior Year
000 Total Private 47,643 958,669 $12,528,553,933 $1,005 1%
561 - Administrative and Support Services 3,144 65,391 $646,309,833 $760 0.7%
541 - Professional and Technical Services 6,241 64,939 $1,239,292,061 $1,468 2.4%
622 - Hospitals 50 64,517 $964,453,512 $1,150 2%
621 - Ambulatory Health Care Services 2,984 47,692 $770,478,862 $1,243 1.7%
624 - Social Assistance 4,523 37,097 $188,196,437 $390 7.8%
238 - Specialty trade contractors 2,927 35,132 $520,823,607 $1,140 0.4%
423 - Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods 1,620 25,313 $424,121,009 $1,289 1.5%
623 - Nursing and Residential Care Facilities 321 25,029 $183,574,105 $564 2.2%
522 - Credit Intermediation & Related Activity 607 22,634 $371,613,246 $1,263 3.8%

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Top 10 Occupations by Earnings 2016
Occupation Employment Hourly Wage Annual Wage
Mean Median Entry Experienced Mean Median Entry Experienced
291061 - Anesthesiologists NA $136.37 NA NA NA $283,649 NA NA NA
291066 - Psychiatrists 70 $107.19 $98.6 $68.33 $126.63 $222,965 $205,098 $142,129 $263,382
291029 - Dentists, All Other Specialists NA $106.28 $98.22 $87.2 $115.82 $221,055 $204,304 $181,367 $240,899
291067 - Surgeons NA $104.14 $93.56 $86.52 $112.96 $216,616 $194,602 $179,954 $234,947
291069 - Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 2,250 $95.15 $96.24 $37.39 $124.03 $197,912 $200,172 $77,778 $257,979
291081 - Podiatrists NA $93.97 $62.52 $55.93 $112.99 $195,461 $130,042 $116,330 $235,026
111011 - Chief Executives 2,270 $86.07 $78.61 $33.92 $112.14 $179,026 $163,514 $70,560 $233,259
291021 - Dentists, General 860 $79.85 $63.52 $44.8 $97.37 $166,084 $132,130 $93,178 $202,538
193011 - Economists 80 $77.15 $70.15 $29.21 $101.12 $160,479 $145,902 $60,756 $210,340
112022 - Sales Managers 2,930 $73.03 $65.56 $33.7 $92.69 $151,895 $136,365 $70,098 $192,794

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Top 10 Occupations by Projected Growth
Occupation Employment Change Annual Average Openings Outlook
Estimated 2012 Projected 2022 Numeric Percent
472132 - Insulation Workers, Mechanical 264 396 132 50% 17 52 - Well Above Average A
191012 - Food Scientists and Technologists 284 400 116 40.8% 22 52 - Well Above Average A
472021 - Brickmasons and Blockmasons 894 1,242 348 38.9% 45 52 - Well Above Average A
499062 - Medical Equipment Repairers 860 1,161 301 35% 54 54 - Above Average B+
172121 - Marine Engineers and Naval Architects 3 4 1 33.3% NA 52 - Well Above Average A
311011 - Home Health Aides 3,099 4,095 996 32.1% 159 54 - Above Average B+
292032 - Diagnostic Medical Sonographers 424 560 136 32.1% 20 52 - Well Above Average A
312011 - Occupational Therapy Assistants 333 436 103 30.9% 18 54 - Above Average B+
131081 - Logisticians 1,439 1,871 432 30% 60 52 - Well Above Average A
251072 - Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary 639 830 191 29.9% 29 52 - Well Above Average A

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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.