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 5,893 5,617 276 4.7%
Craighead 52,236 50,752 1,484 2.8%
Greene 19,631 18,912 246 3.5%
Lawrence 6,958 6,712 246 3.5%
Mississippi 17,981 16,929 1052 5.9%
Randolph 6,749 6,470 279 4.1%
Dunklin, MO 12,999 12,123 876 6.7%
         

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

Greene County Workplace Detail

Greene County Demographic Detail