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 5,456 5,124 332 6.1%
Craighead, AR 55,722 53,292 2,430 4.4%
Greene, AR 19,188 18,225 963 5.0%
Lawrence, AR 6,809 6,427 382 5.6%
Mississippi, AR 16,808 15,371 1,437 8.5%
Poinsett, AR 9,977 9,450 527 5.3%
Randolph, AR 7,567 7,153 414 5.5%
Dunklin, MO 11,437 10,556 881 7.7%
Pemiscot, MO 6,553 5,976 577 8.8%

Source: "Arkansas Labor Market," Department of Workforce Services, February 2021; "Local Area Unemployment Statistics," Missouri Economic Research & Information Center, December 2020.

Paragould Workplace Detail

Greene County Demographic Detail