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 140,000 in a 45-mile radius. Median Household Income is $41,717, and 85.4 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

5,775

5,525 250 4.3%
Craighead, AR 54,824 53,378 1,446 2.6%
Greene, AR 20,292 19,678 614 3.0%
Lawrence, AR 6,831 6,577 254 3.7%
Mississippi,AR 17,103 16,339 764 4.5%
Poinsett, AR 10,309 9,996 313 3.0%
Randolph, AR 7,366

7,108

258 3.5%
Dunklin, MO 11,849 11,239 610 5.1%
Pemiscot, MO 6,301 6,007 294 4.7%

Source: "Arkansas Labor Market," Department of Workforce Services, May 2019; "Local Area Unemployment Statistics," Missouri Economic Research & Information Center, May 2019.

Paragould Workplace Detail

Greene County Demographic Detail