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

5,633

5,376 257 4.6%
Craighead, AR 55,642 54,293 1,349 2.4%
Greene, AR 19,944 19,307 637 3.2%
Lawrence, AR 6,952 6,690 262 4.2%
Mississippi, AR 17,529 16,787 742 4.2%
Poinsett, AR 10,488 10,168 320 3.1%
Randolph, AR 7,359

7,113

246 3.3%
Dunklin, MO 11,425 10,773 652 5.7%
Pemiscot, MO 6,355 5,990 365 5.7%

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

Paragould Workplace Detail

Greene County Demographic Detail