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 5,938 5,652 286 4.8%
Craighead 55,241 53,469 1,772 3.2%
Greene 20,231 19,432 799 3.9%
Lawrence 6,681 6,399 282 4.2%
Mississippi 18,295 17,082 1,213 6.6%
Randolph 6,867 6,577 290 4.2%
Dunklin, MO 12,024 11,153 871 7.2%
         

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

Greene County Workplace Detail

Greene County Demographic Detail