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 5,821 5,461 360 6.2%
Craighead 51,278 49,541 1,737 3.4%
Greene 19,449 18,617 832 4.3%
Lawrence 6,836 6,495 341 5.0%
Mississippi 17,882 16,684 1198 6.7%
Randolph 6,320 5,975 345 5.5%
Dunklin, MO 12,905 11,785 1,120 8.7%
         

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

Greene County Workplace Detail

Greene County Demographic Detail