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

5,639

5,348 291 5.2%
Craighead, AR 55,271 53,852 1,419 2.6%
Greene, AR 19,947 19,278 669 3.4%
Lawrence, AR 6,865 6,587 278 4.0%
Mississippi, AR 17,333 16,475 858 5.0%
Poinsett, AR 10,483 10,125 358 3.4%
Randolph, AR 7,366

7,075

291 4.0%
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, December 2019; "Local Area Unemployment Statistics," Missouri Economic Research & Information Center, December 2019.

Paragould Workplace Detail

Greene County Demographic Detail