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

5,569 222 3.8%
Craighead, AR 54,316 52,823 1,493 2.7%
Greene, AR 19,426 18,838 588 3.0%
Lawrence, AR 6,649 6,412 237 3.6%
Mississippi,AR 17,547 16,670 877 5.0%
Poinsett, AR 10,366 10,005 361 3.5%
Randolph, AR 6,931

6,682

249 3.6%
Dunklin, MO 11,459 10,682 777 6.8%
 Pemiscot, MO 6,052 5,669 383 6.3%

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

Paragould Workplace Detail

Greene County Demographic Detail