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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 $1155 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
Franklin County 102,838 $4,328,195,000 $41,887 $1,156,369,636
Jefferson County 224,226 $8,995,382,000 $40,192 $2,083,475,145
St. Charles County 390,918 $19,887,600,000 $50,284 $5,805,109,287
St. Louis City 311,404 $13,448,883,000 $43,577 $4,714,503,278
St. Louis County 998,581 $66,809,113,000 $67,029 $16,910,882,473
St. Louis Region Summary 2,027,967 $113,469,173,000 $55,951 $30,670,339,819



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Local Area Unemployment Statistics May 2019
Area Civilian Labor Force Employment Unemployment Unemployment Rate
Franklin County 52,416 50,936 1,480 2.8%
Jefferson County 116,305 113,023 3,282 2.8%
St. Charles County 222,959 217,572 5,387 2.4%
St. Louis County 527,190 511,660 15,530 2.9%
St. Louis City 154,067 148,529 5,538 3.6%
St. Louis Region Summary 1,072,937 1,041,720 31,217 2.9%

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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
62 - Health care and social assistance 8,774 176,877 $2,330,073,369 $1,013 0.7%
72 - Accommodation and food services 2,928 100,838 $510,961,581 $390 0.5%
31 - Manufacturing 2,089 94,528 $1,718,733,649 $1,399 2.6%
56 - Administrative and waste services 3,185 67,799 $755,804,119 $858 0.1%
54 - Professional and technical services 6,233 65,733 $1,473,561,288 $1,724 1.4%
52 - Finance and insurance 2,484 58,545 $1,379,211,669 $1,812 4.7%
42 - Wholesale trade 3,375 48,616 $985,261,526 $1,559 3.2%
55 - Management of companies and enterprises 494 40,167 $1,444,842,410 $2,767 2.1%
48 - Transportation and Warehousing 1,348 32,168 $415,859,884 $994 4.4%
53 - Real estate and rental and leasing 1,845 16,702 $208,782,569 $962 1%

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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 47,848 964,758 $14,483,046,153 $1,155 0.9%
722 - Food Services and Drinking Places 2,685 87,717 $411,360,857 $361 0.2%
622 - Hospitals 63 66,712 $1,038,796,196 $1,198 1.2%
541 - Professional and Technical Services 6,233 65,733 $1,473,561,288 $1,724 1.4%
551 - Management of Companies and Enterprises 494 40,167 $1,444,842,410 $2,767 2.1%
624 - Social Assistance 5,445 37,359 $202,358,222 $417 2.1%
238 - Specialty trade contractors 2,860 34,500 $582,987,224 $1,300 0.4%
423 - Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods 1,764 29,258 $596,609,895 $1,569 13.2%
524 - Insurance Carriers & Related Activities 1,203 23,732 $585,927,254 $1,899 18%
336 - Transportation equipment manufacturing 78 21,992 $552,351,536 $1,932 3.1%

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Top 10 Occupations by Earnings 2018
Occupation Employment Hourly Wage Annual Wage
Mean Median Entry Experienced Mean Median Entry Experienced
291065 - Pediatricians, General NA $145.31 NA NA NA $302,244 NA NA NA
291061 - Anesthesiologists 170 $139.3 NA NA NA $289,749 NA NA NA
291067 - Surgeons NA $127.07 NA NA NA $264,297 NA NA NA
291066 - Psychiatrists 100 $105.86 NA $56.58 $130.49 $220,181 NA $117,693 $271,426
291069 - Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 2,350 $103.61 NA $47.9 $131.47 $215,518 NA $99,631 $273,462
111011 - Chief Executives 1,870 $93.92 $88.57 $40.74 $120.51 $195,347 $184,233 $84,737 $250,652
291021 - Dentists, General 800 $90.53 $83.51 $51.31 $110.13 $188,299 $173,700 $106,734 $229,081
291151 - Nurse Anesthetists 410 $80.4 $74.78 $65.41 $87.89 $167,227 $155,536 $136,054 $182,814
193011 - Economists 90 $77.75 $85.43 $27.93 $102.66 $161,718 $177,694 $58,100 $213,527
119041 - Architectural and Engineering Managers 1,300 $74.07 $71.66 $49.72 $86.24 $154,061 $149,062 $103,415 $179,384

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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.