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 5,749 5,346 403 7.0%
Craighead, AR 57,146 55,020 2,126 3.7%
Greene, AR 20,647 19,676 971 4.7%
Lawrence, AR 7,015 6,647 368 5.2%
Mississippi, AR 17,592 16,338 1,254 7.1%
Poinsett, AR 10,598 10,095 503 4.7%
Randolph, AR 7,605 7,202 403 5.3%
Dunklin, MO 11,881 10,910 971 8.2%
Pemiscot, MO 6,516 6,071 445 6.8%

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

Paragould Workplace Detail

Greene County Demographic Detail