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 5,976 5,617 215 3.6%
Craighead 53,010 50,752 1,305 2.5%
Greene 19,887 18,912 579 2.9%
Lawrence 7,030 6,712 216 3.1%
Mississippi 18,085 16,929 883 4.9%
Randolph 6,780 6,470 231 3.4%
Dunklin, MO 12,725 12,123 909 7.1%
         

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

Greene County Workplace Detail

Greene County Demographic Detail