Workforce Indicators

Unemployment Statistics

Local Area Unemployment Statistics July 2015

AreaCivilian Labor ForceEmploymentUnemploymentUnemployment Rate
Christian County 42,913 40,778 2,153 5.0%
Dallas County 7,233 6,748 485 6.7%
Greene County 150,654 143,386 7,268 4.8%
Polk County 14,689 13,710 979 6.7%
Stone County 14,188 13,235 953 6.7%
Taney County 26,859 25,074 1,785 6.6%
Webster County 16,703 15,706 997 6.0%
Region Total 273,239 258,637 14,602 5.3%

Source: Missouri Economic Research and Information Center

Current Total Workforce(MSA): 232,200

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, Local Area Unemployment Statistics

Current Regional Workforce(10-county region): 308,462

Source: Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce, SBDC (2015)

Two-Year U.S. Consumer Price Index (CPI)

20142013Percent Difference
236.7 233.0 1.6%

Source: Missouri Economic Research and Information Center

Income and Taxable Sales Revenue For 2014

AreaPopulation 2014Total Personal IncomePer Capita IncomeTaxable Sales Total
Christian County 82,101 $2,785,477,000 $34,432 $599,659,194
Dallas County 16,389 $520,186,000 $31,460 $106,035,298
Greene County 285,865 $10,466,015,000 $36,869 $4,964,628,581
Polk County 31,054 $914,444,000 $29,523 $256,711,062
Stone County 31,104 $1,163,002,000 $37,160 $392,468,492
Taney County 54,230 $1,541,692,000 $28,776 $1,450,723,153
Webster County 36,888 $1,071,308,000 $29,378 $251,012,324
Region Summary 537,631 $18,462,124,000 $34,598 $8,021,238,104

Source: Missouri Economic Research and Information Center

Employment and Wages

Quarterly Census of Employment and wages Top High Growth Industries (2-digit sector) 4th Quarter 2014

IndustryNumber of FirmsAverage EmploymentTotal WagesAverage Weekly WagePercentage Growth from Prior Year
62 - Health care and social assistance 1,584 36,028 $412,647,270 $881 0.5%
44 - Retail Trade 1,643 31,490 $202,514,316 $495 0.5%
72 - Accommodation and Food Services 1,129 26,425 $115,326,527 $336 1.6%
31 - Manufacturing 592 15,509 $177,150,635 $879 4.6%
56 - Administrative and Waste Services 798 14,252 $100,438,070 $542 6.1%
42 - Wholesale Trade 741 9,888 $126,157,096 $981 0.5%
23 - Construction 1,292 8,689 $94,500,041 $837 7.8%
54 - Professional and Technical Services 1,163 7,954 $120,228,363 $1,163 2.4%
81 - Other Services, except Public Administration 1,080 6,429 $43,143,945 $516 2.2%
51 - Information 155 4,339 $44,891,002 $796 5.4%

Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages Top 10 High Growth Industries (3-digit sub-sector) 4th Quarter 2014

IndustryNumber of FirmsAverage EmploymentTotal WagesAverage Weekly WagePercentage Growth from Prior Year
000 Total Private 12,483 196,119 $1,825,560,082 $716 2.0%
722 - Food Services and Drinking Places 867 20,715 $76,656,089 $285 2.0%
561 - Administrative and Support Services 753 13,915 $96,695,016 $535 6.3%
621 - Ambulatory Health Care Services 615 11,203 $201,810,414 $1,386 1.6%
541 - Professional and Technical Services 1,163 7,954 $120,228,363 $1,163 2.4%
623 - Nursing and Residential Care Facilities 102 6,789 $40,597,898 $460 1.8%
484 - Truck Transportation 251 6,277 $75,845,943 $930 6.0%
238 - Specialty Trade Contractors 854 6,220 $65,009,707 $804 8.7%
423 - Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods 380 5,898 $78,839,769 $1,028 3.1%
721 - Accommodation 262 5,710 $38,670,438 $521 0.3%

Current Per Capita Income $35,115

(Springfield MSA)

Current Average Wage Per Job $37,208

(Springfield MSA)

Current Average Household Income $56,737*

(Springfield MSA)

Current Per Capita Income $34,130

(Ozarks 10-County Region)

Source: USDC, Bureau of Economic Analysis, Bureau of the Census, 2013

*USDC, Bureau of the Census, American Community Survey, 2013

Minimum Wage

Missouri $7.65

Federal $7.25

Source: U.S. Department of Labor, 2015

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Source: USDC, Bureau of Labor Statistics