Workforce

Manufacturing forms the backbone of the Paragould labor market, with major employers including Tenneco, Inc., an automotive parts manufacturer; Greenbrier Companies, 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 141,000 in a 45-mile radius. Median Household Income is $45,841, and 90.0 percent of the adult population has a high school diploma or beyond in Greene County.

Workforce Labor Map

  


Workforce Labor force:

 

County  Civilian Labor Force Employed Unemployed Unemployment Rate
Clay, AR 5,544 5,276 268 4.8%
Craighead, AR 56,800 54,478 2,322 4.1%
Greene, AR 19,272 18,407 865 4.5%
Lawrence, AR 6,643 6,260 383 5.8%
Mississippi, AR 16,780 15,208 1,572 9.4%
Poinsett, AR 10,098 9,591 507 5.0%
Randolph, AR 7,501 7,122 379 5.1%
Dunklin, MO 12,070 11,284 786 6.5%
Pemiscot, MO 6,424 5,888 536 8.3%

Source: "Arkansas Labor Market," Department of Workforce Services, June 2021; "Local Area Unemployment Statistics," Missouri Economic Research & Information Center, June 2021.

Paragould Workplace Detail

Greene County Demographic Detail