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Employment and Occupational Information in Missouri



Snapshot of Employment in Missouri in 2010
2,588,450
Total Employment
9.50 %
Unemployment Rate
$39,780
Average Annual Salary
  • #17 amongst U.S. states ranked by total employment.

  • #22 amongst U.S. states ranked by percentage of of its female civilian population aged 16 and over that constitutes its labor force.

  • #22 amongst U.S. states ranked by percentage of of its female civilian population aged 16 and over that is in active employment.

  • #26 amongst U.S. states ranked by percentage of of its civilian population aged 16 and over that is in active employment.

  • #26 amongst U.S. states ranked by percentage of of its civilian population aged 16 and over that constitutes its labor force.

  • #28 amongst U.S. states ranked by percentage of of its male civilian population aged 16 and over that is in active employment.

  • #30 amongst U.S. states ranked by total employment growth from the previous year.

  • #31 amongst U.S. states ranked by lowest annual unemployment rate among men.

  • #33 amongst U.S. states ranked by average annual wages.

  • #28 amongst U.S. states ranked by percentage of of its male civilian population aged 16 and over that constitutes its labor force.

  • #34 amongst U.S. states ranked by lowest annual unemployment rate.

  • #35 amongst U.S. states ranked by lowest annual unemployment rate among women.

  • #46 amongst U.S. states ranked by average annual wages growth from the previous year.

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Total Employment for Missouri in 2010
Figure 1. Total Employment
Total Employment by Gender for Missouri in 2010
Figure 2. Employment by Gender
Employment Percent Change for Missouri in 2010 Figure 3. Employment Percent Change
Unemployment Rate for Missouri in 2010 Figure 4. Unemployment Rate
Percent of Civilian Population (16 and above) in Employment in Missouri in 2010 Figure 5. Percentage of Civilian Population in Employment


Missouri
United States
Total Employment
2,588,450
127,097,160
Total Employment Amount Change from 2009 to 2010
-80,000
-3,550,450
Total Employment Percent Change from 2009 to 2010
-0.03 %
-0.03 %
Percent of Women Employed
55.70 %
53.60 %
Percent of Men Employed
62.90 %
58.50 %
Unemployment Rate
9.50 %
9.60 %
Unemployment Rate Amongst Women
8.80 %
8.60 %
Unemployment Rate Amongst Men
10.10 %
10.50 %
Table 1. Employment Information for Missouri


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Salary Information for Missouri
Annual Salary Distribution for Missouri in 2010 Figure 6. Annual Salary Distribution
Hourly Wage Distribution for Missouri in 2010 Figure 7. Hourly Wage Distribution
Average Annual Salary for Missouri in 2010 Figure 8. Average Annual Salary
Average Hourly Wage for Missouri in 2010 Figure 9. Average Hourly Wage
Wage Increase Percent for Missouri in 2010 Figure 10. Average Annual Wage Percent Change


Missouri
United States
Average Annual Salary
$39,780
$44,410
Average Hourly Wage
$19.13
$21.35
Average Annual Salary Change from 2009 to 2010
0.01 %
0.02 %
Table 2. Salary Information for Missouri


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VIEW ALL MISSOURI OCCUPATIONS HERE
HIGHEST PAYING OCCUPATIONS
1. Management Occupations: $93,710
2. Legal Occupations: $83,540
3. Computer and Mathematical Occupations: $69,300
4. Architecture and Engineering Occupations: $68,280
5. Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations: $61,850
Table 3. Highest Paying Missouri Occupations

FASTEST GROWING SALARIES
1. Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations: 0.04 %
2. Business and Financial Operations Occupations: 0.03 %
3. Computer and Mathematical Occupations: 0.03 %
4. Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations: 0.02 %
5. Legal Occupations: 0.02 %
Table 4. Missouri Occupations with the Fastest Growing Salaries

POPULAR OCCUPATIONS
1. Office and Administrative Support Occupations: 17.05 %
2. Sales and Related Occupations: 10.50 %
3. Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations: 9.47 %
4. Production Occupations: 7.09 %
5. Transportation and Material Moving Occupations: 6.85 %
Table 5. Popular Missouri Occupations
(Percentage of Total Employment for the State)
FASTEST GROWING EMPLOYMENT
1. Personal Care and Service Occupations: 0.06 %
2. Community and Social Service Occupations: 0.05 %
3. Protective Service Occupations: 0.04 %
4. Management Occupations: 0.04 %
5. Computer and Mathematical Occupations: 0.04 %
Table 6. Missouri Occupations with the Fastest Growing Employment


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Missouri Metro Areas Information


VIEW ALL METRO AREAS IN MISSOURI
HIGHEST PAYING METRO AREAS
1. Kansas City, MO: $44,060
2. St. Louis, MO: $43,480
3. Jefferson City, MO: $37,240
4. Columbia, MO: $36,650
5. Cape Girardeau-Jackson, MO: $35,480
Table 7. Metro Areas with the Highest Salaries

METRO AREAS WITH FASTEST GROWING WAGES
1. St. Joseph, MO: 0.03 %
2. Springfield, MO: 0.03 %
3. Joplin, MO: 0.02 %
4. Kansas City, MO: 0.02 %
5. St. Louis, MO: 0.01 %
Table 8. Metro Areas with the Fastest Growing Salaries

POPULAR METRO AREAS
1. St. Louis, MO: 1,256,840
2. Kansas City, MO: 952,350
3. Springfield, MO: 181,890
4. Columbia, MO: 82,020
5. Joplin, MO: 74,240
Table 9. Metro Areas with Highest Employment
FASTEST GROWING METRO AREAS
1. St. Joseph, MO: 0.01 %
2. Columbia, MO: -0.01 %
3. Springfield, MO: -0.03 %
4. Joplin, MO: -0.03 %
5. St. Louis, MO: -0.03 %
Table 10. Metro Areas with the Fastest Growing Employment


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Missouri Business Statistics Information
LARGEST NUMER OF FIRMS
1. St. Louis, MO: 56,584
2. Kansas City, MO: 41,649
3. Springfield, MO : 9,840
4. Columbia, MO : 4,058
5. Joplin, MO : 3,783
Table 11. Metro Areas with the Largest Number of Registered Firms (2008)
HIGHEST CONCENTRATION OF ESTABLISHMENTS
1. St. Louis, MO: 1.27
2. Kansas City, MO: 1.25
3. Springfield, MO : 1.17
4. Joplin, MO : 1.16
5. Columbia, MO : 1.13
Table 12. Metro Areas with the Highest Number of Establishments Per Firm (2008)
HIGHEST EMPLOYMENT PER FIRM
1. St. Louis, MO: 22.31
2. Kansas City, MO: 22.3
3. Joplin, MO : 20.03
4. Springfield, MO : 18.29
5. St. Joseph, MO: 18.04
Table 13. Metro Areas with the Highest Number of Employees Per Firm (2008)
HIGHEST ANNUAL PAYROLL PER FIRM
1. St. Louis, MO: $949,890
2. Kansas City, MO: $931,596
3. Joplin, MO : $620,670
4. St. Joseph, MO: $582,473
5. Springfield, MO : $566,561
Table 14. Metro Areas with the Highest Annual Payroll Per Firm (2008)


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Missouri Industry Business Statistics Information
LARGEST EMPLOYMENT
1. Health care and social assistance: 14.9%
2. Retail trade: 12.9%
3. Manufacturing: 11.77%
4. Accommodation and food services: 10%
5. Administrative and support and waste management and remediation services: 6.61%
Table 15. Local Industries with the Largest Employment (2008)
LARGEST NUMER OF FIRMS
1. Construction: 15,696
2. Other services (except public administration): 14,742
3. Retail trade: 14,311
4. Professional, scientific, and technical services: 12,582
5. Health care and social assistance: 12,344
Table 16. Local Industries with the Largest Number of Registered Firms (2008)
HIGHEST EMPLOYMENT PER FIRM
1. Utilities: 150.28
2. Management of companies and enterprises: 88.65
3. Information: 56.19
4. Educational services: 48.63
5. Manufacturing: 47.13
Table 17. Local Industries with the Highest Number of Employees Per Firm (2008)
HIGHEST ANNUAL PAYROLL PER FIRM
1. Utilities: $11,934,864
2. Management of companies and enterprises: $8,274,620
3. Information: $3,086,530
4. Manufacturing: $2,068,108
5. Educational services: $1,634,641
Table 18. Local Industries with the Highest Annual Payroll Per Firm (2008)


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Further Information on Employment and Occupations in Missouri


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Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Department of Labor and U.S. Census Bureau, Department of Commerce


MISSOURI METRO AREAS


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