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

5,649

5,429 220 3.9%
Craighead, AR 55,674 54,299 1,375 2.5%
Greene, AR 19,985 19,363 622 3.1%
Lawrence, AR 6,974 6,730 244 3.5%
Mississippi, AR 17,657 16,937 720 4.1%
Poinsett, AR 10,534 10,214 320 3.0%
Randolph, AR 7,385

7,149

236 3.2%
Dunklin, MO 11,790 11,354 436 3.7%
Pemiscot, MO 6,467 6,234 233 3.6%

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

Paragould Workplace Detail

Greene County Demographic Detail