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

5,818

5,538 280 4.8%
Craighead, AR 55,404 53,757 1,647 3.0%
Greene, AR 20,510 19,763 747 3.6%
Lawrence, AR 6,720 6,424 296 4.4%
Mississippi, AR 17,478 16,210 1268 7.3%
Poinsett, AR 10,432 10,058 374 3.6%
Randolph, AR 7,412

7,102

310 4.2%
Dunklin, MO 11,290 10,536 754 6.7%
Pemiscot, MO 6,140 5,730 410 6.7%

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

Paragould Workplace Detail

Greene County Demographic Detail