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 5,530 5,309 221 4.0%
Craighead, AR 56,560 54,693 1,867 3.3%
Greene, AR 18,806 18,137 669 3.6%
Lawrence, AR 6,889 6,594 295 4.3%
Mississippi, AR 16,776 15,560 1,216 7.2%
Poinsett, AR 10,111 9,705 406 4.0%
Randolph, AR 7,421 7,128 293 3.9%
Dunklin, MO 11,864 11,225 639 5.4%
Pemiscot, MO 6,368 5,919 449 7.1%

Source: "Arkansas Labor Market," Department of Workforce Services, April 2021; "Local Area Unemployment Statistics," Missouri Economic Research & Information Center, April 2021.

Paragould Workplace Detail

Greene County Demographic Detail