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

5,637

5,266 371 6.6%
Craighead, AR 54,460 52,570 1,890 3.5%
Greene, AR 19,939 19,074 865 4.3%
Lawrence, AR 6,950 6,584 366 5.3%
Mississippi,AR 16,975 15,992 983 5.8%
Poinsett, AR 10,224 9,797 427 4.2%
Randolph, AR 7,307

6,957

350 4.8%
Dunklin, MO 11,944 11,169 775 6.5%
 Pemiscot, MO 6,306 5,947 359 5.7%

Source: "Arkansas Labor Market," Department of Workforce Services, February 2019; "Local Area Unemployment Statistics," Missouri Economic Research & Information Center, February 2019.

Paragould Workplace Detail

Greene County Demographic Detail