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 100,000 in a 45-mile radius. Average worker salary is $34,000, and almost 40 percent of the adult population has education beyond a high school diploma. 

Workforce Labor Map


Workforce Labor force:

 

County  Civilian Labor Force Employed Unemployed Unemployment Rate
Clay 6,034 5,750 284 4.7%
Craighead 52,182 50,730 1,451 2.8%
Greene 19,794 19,007 787 4.0%
Lawrence 7,118 6,862 256 3.6%
Mississippi 17,902 16,850 1052 5.9%
Randolph 6,217 5,954 263 4.2%
Dunklin, MO 12,905 11,884 1,016 7.9%
         

Source: "Arkansas Labor Market," Department of Workforce Services, December 2016; "Local Area Unemployment Statistics," Missouri Economic Research & Information Center, December 2016.

Greene County Workplace Detail

Greene County Demographic Detail