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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 $1105 per week in the 4th Quarter of 2017.


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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 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 October 2018
Area Civilian Labor Force Employment Unemployment Unemployment Rate
Franklin County 52,453 51,327 1,126 2.1%
Jefferson County 117,292 114,709 2,583 2.2%
St. Charles County 221,687 217,445 4,242 1.9%
St. Louis County 531,161 518,958 12,203 2.3%
St. Louis City 156,187 151,651 4,536 2.9%
St. Louis Region Summary 1,078,780 1,054,090 24,690 2.3%

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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 7,873 175,578 $2,231,811,110 $978 2.7%
72 - Accommodation and food services 2,910 100,298 $480,778,856 $369 1.8%
31 - Manufacturing 2,122 92,135 $1,650,556,792 $1,378 0.1%
56 - Administrative and waste services 3,288 67,730 $709,441,750 $806 2.2%
54 - Professional and technical services 6,253 64,843 $1,448,893,694 $1,719 1.7%
52 - Finance and insurance 2,548 55,900 $1,291,049,050 $1,777 2.7%
42 - Wholesale trade 3,359 47,131 $902,560,192 $1,473 3.1%
81 - Other services, except public administra 4,329 31,947 $286,171,096 $689 0.1%
48 - Transportation and Warehousing 1,333 30,812 $391,311,972 $977 3.5%
61 - Educational services 658 27,897 $370,703,293 $1,022 0.8%

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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
000 Total Private 47,499 956,137 $13,736,515,702 $1,105 1%
622 - Hospitals 51 65,892 $990,525,589 $1,156 1.9%
561 - Administrative and Support Services 3,124 65,158 $672,091,747 $793 2.3%
541 - Professional and Technical Services 6,253 64,843 $1,448,893,694 $1,719 1.7%
621 - Ambulatory Health Care Services 2,966 47,977 $873,538,430 $1,401 1.8%
624 - Social Assistance 4,530 36,592 $188,964,024 $397 5.4%
611 - Educational Services 658 27,897 $370,703,293 $1,022 0.8%
423 - Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods 1,622 25,851 $488,804,187 $1,454 5.5%
623 - Nursing and Residential Care Facilities 326 25,116 $178,783,067 $548 2.9%
522 - Credit Intermediation & Related Activity 605 22,653 $400,038,639 $1,358 2.6%

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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 $143.12 NA NA NA $297,692 NA NA NA
291067 - Surgeons NA $127.01 NA $96.34 NA $264,188 NA $200,394 NA
291066 - Psychiatrists 110 $107.24 NA $59.33 NA $223,067 NA $123,405 NA
291069 - Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 2,250 $104.98 NA $68.51 NA $218,368 NA $142,511 NA
111011 - Chief Executives 1,840 $100.72 $98.84 $60.41 NA $209,491 $205,597 $125,653 NA
291021 - Dentists, General 760 $84.12 $69.97 $57.53 NA $174,966 $145,546 $119,653 NA
193011 - Economists 90 $81.67 $85.8 $34.61 NA $169,880 $178,458 $71,998 NA
291151 - Nurse Anesthetists 350 $78.79 $73.55 $67.44 $80.18 $163,879 $152,989 $140,285 $166,779
119041 - Architectural and Engineering Managers 1,130 $73.65 $71.86 $58.75 $83.42 $153,192 $149,471 $122,193 $173,506
113061 - Purchasing Managers 640 $73.36 $67.82 $53.55 $85.49 $152,589 $141,057 $111,387 $177,814

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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.