While more counties across the country saw an increase in total compensation of employees than experienced a decline last year, the economic picture is not as clear in the St. Louis region.
The average annual compensation per job across the country, meanwhile, increased 2.7 percent in 2010 to $58,451, the statistical agency of the U.S. Department of Commerce reports.
Across the St. Louis region, however, some counties experienced growth in compensation of employees, while others witnessed a drop.
In St. Charles County, compensation increased.
Health care spending increases in Missouri
Spending on health care is on the rise across the Show-Me State.
The average total for Missouri is $152 higher than the national average of $6,815.
The research examined health care costs for all 50 states from 1991 to 2009.
Tracking the economy across Missouri
The first analysis story explained how to find information on the Missouri Accountability Portal, which is touted as a "single point of reference" to review how taxpayer's money is spent by the state.
Learn how to search the amount of money spent by categories, including state employee salaries, stimulus money that Missouri has received, and tax credits issued for projects across the state.
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