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

5,791

5,565 226 3.9%
Craighead, AR 54,513 53,031 1,482 2.7%
Greene, AR 19,645 19,051 594 3.0%
Lawrence, AR 6,959 6,718 241 3.5%
Mississippi,AR 17,658 16,881 777 4.4%
Poinsett, AR 10,412 10,082 330 3.2%
Randolph, AR 7,195

6,954

241 3.3%
Dunklin, MO 12,039 11,566 473 3.9%
 Pemiscot, MO 6,142 5,903 239 3.9%

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

Paragould Workplace Detail

Greene County Demographic Detail