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 5,916 5,701 215 3.6%
Craighead 53,909 52,534 1,375 2.6%
Greene 20,149 19,521 228 3.2%
Lawrence 7,080 6,852 228 3.2%
Mississippi 18,478 17,675 803 4.3%
Randolph 7,140

6,890

250 3.5%
Dunklin, MO 12,078 11,596 482 4.0%
         

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

Greene County Workplace Detail

Greene County Demographic Detail