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 $47,497, and 87.3 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 5,411 4,960 451 8.3%
Craighead, AR 54,931 50,648 4,283 7.8%
Greene, AR 19,743 18,061 1,682 8.5%
Lawrence, AR 6,774 6,205 569 8.4%
Mississippi, AR 17,397 15,207 2,190 12.6%
Poinsett, AR 9,967 9,239 728 7.3%
Randolph, AR 7,247 6,680 567 7.8%
Dunklin, MO 11,713 10,739 974 8.3%
Pemiscot, MO 6,546 5,955 591 9.0%

Source: "Arkansas Labor Market," Department of Workforce Services, June 2020; "Local Area Unemployment Statistics," Missouri Economic Research & Information Center, June 2020.

Paragould Workplace Detail

Greene County Demographic Detail