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 5,479 5,224 255 4.7%
Craighead, AR 56,588 53,899 2,689 4.8%
Greene, AR 19,710 18,776 934 4.7%
Lawrence, AR 6,911 6,530 381 5.5%
Mississippi, AR 17,186 15,718 4,468 8.5%
Poinsett, AR 10,452 9,943 509 4.9%
Randolph, AR 7,298 6,911 387 5.3%
Dunklin, MO 11,394 10,869 525 4.6%
Pemiscot, MO 6,402 6,040 328 5.7%

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

Paragould Workplace Detail

Greene County Demographic Detail