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 5,496 5,145 351 6.4%
Craighead, AR 56,539 52,759 3,780 6.7%
Greene, AR 19,874 18,567 1,307 6.6%
Lawrence, AR 6,940 6,427 513 7.4%
Mississippi, AR 17,429 15,538 1,891 10.8%
Poinsett, AR 10,362 9,697 665 6.4%
Randolph, AR 7,380 6,855 525 7.1%
Dunklin, MO 11,296 10,697 599 5.3%
Pemiscot, MO 6,409 5,948 667 10.1%

Source: "Arkansas Labor Market," Department of Workforce Services, August 2020; "Local Area Unemployment Statistics," Missouri Economic Research & Information Center, September 2020.

Paragould Workplace Detail

Greene County Demographic Detail