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 $45,841, and 90.0 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 5,370 5,258 112 2.1%
Craighead, AR 56,538 55,610 928 1.6%
Greene, AR 19,518 19,177 341 1.7%
Lawrence, AR 6.805 6,649 156 2.3%
Mississippi, AR 16,429 15,745 684 4.2%
Poinsett, AR 10,024 9,821 203 2.0%
Randolph, AR 7,461 7,310 151 2.0%
Dunklin, MO 10,821 10,445 376 3.5%
Pemiscot, MO 5,813 5,569 244 4.2%

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

Paragould Workplace Detail

Greene County Demographic Detail