Workforce

Manufacturing forms the backbone of the Paragould labor market, with major employers including Tenneco, Inc., an automotive parts manufacturer; American Railcar Inc., a manufacturer of railway tank and hopper cars; and Anchor Industries, manufacturers of plastic wrap and packaging. Employees converge on Paragould to work from surrounding counties, providing a labor force of more than 110,000 in a 45-mile radius. Median Household Income is $41,286, and almost 83 percent of the adult population has a high school diploma or beyond. 

Workforce Labor Map


Workforce Labor force:

 

County  Civilian Labor Force Employed Unemployed Unemployment Rate
Clay 6,039 5,808 231 3.8%
Craighead 53,293 51,822 1,471 2.8%
Greene 20,138 19,487 651 3.2%
Lawrence 7,036 6,810 226 3.2%
Mississippi 18,300 17,319 981 5.4%
Randolph 6,866 6,611 255 3.7%
Dunklin, MO 12,725 11,816 909 7.1%
         

Source: "Arkansas Labor Market," Department of Workforce Services, May 2017; "Local Area Unemployment Statistics," Missouri Economic Research & Information Center, May 2017.

Greene County Workplace Detail

Greene County Demographic Detail