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 5,655 5,325 330 5.8%
Craighead 52,952 51,044 1,908 3.6%
Greene 19,438 18,605 833 4.3%
Lawrence 6,819 6,476 343 5.0%
Mississippi 17,314 16,224 1,090 6.3%
Randolph 6,784

6,399

385 5.7%
Dunklin, MO 12,021 11,204 817 6.8%
         

Source: "Arkansas Labor Market," Department of Workforce Services, January 2018; "Local Area Unemployment Statistics," Missouri Economic Research & Information Center, January 2018.

Greene County Workplace Detail

Greene County Demographic Detail