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 5,698 5,416 282 4.9%
Craighead 53,872 52,161 1,711 3.8%
Greene 19,593 18,848 745 4.0%
Lawrence 6,877 6,605 272 5.8%
Mississippi 17,612 15,576 1,018 5.8%
Randolph 6,896

6,608

288 4.2%
Dunklin, MO 12,058 11,289 769 6.4%
         

Source: "Arkansas Labor Market," Department of Workforce Services, March 2018; "Local Area Unemployment Statistics," Missouri Economic Research & Information Center, March 2018.

Paragould Workplace Detail

Greene County Demographic Detail