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2022 Career Grades Report
The 2022 Career Grades report is an analysis of the outlook of occupations based on projected employment trends and average wages. A letter grade is assigned to give a quick indication of the outlook for that occupation. For example, Grade A occupations, on average, earn 58 percent more than the average wage, while both Grade A and B occupations are projected to have more annual job openings than average.
Business Index Increases
Missouri’s Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) for October was 54.9, increasing 4.5 points from September, according to the monthly Mid-America Business Conditions Survey, conducted by Creighton University, Omaha, NE. Economists consider the index a key economic indicator, measuring factors such as new orders, production, supplier delivery times, backlogs, inventories, prices, employment, import orders and exports. An index level of 50 or greater suggests economic growth.

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