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 5,334 4,859 475 8.9%
Craighead, AR 54,418 49,399 5,019 9.2%
Greene, AR 19,693 17,578 2,115 10.7%
Lawrence, AR 6,697 6,060 637 9.5%
Mississippi, AR 17,062 14,822 2,240 13.7%
Poinsett, AR 9,840 9,059 781 7.9%
Randolph, AR 7,196 6,493 703 9.8%
Dunklin, MO 11,729 10,705 1,024 8.7%
Pemiscot, MO 6,470 5,895 575 8.9%

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

Paragould Workplace Detail

Greene County Demographic Detail