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 110,000 in a 45-mile radius. Median Household Income is $41,286, and almost 83 percent of the adult population has a high school diploma or beyond. 

Workforce Labor Map


Workforce Labor force:

 

County  Civilian Labor Force Employed Unemployed Unemployment Rate
Clay 5,724 5,496 228 4.0%
Craighead 53,930 52,427 1,503 2.8%
Greene 19,554 18,959 595 3.0%
Lawrence 6,871 6,634 237 3.4%
Mississippi 17,533 16,631 902 5.1%
Randolph 6,838

6,600

238 3.5%
Dunklin, MO 12,228 11,525 703 5.7%
         

Source: "Arkansas Labor Market," Department of Workforce Services, April 2018; "Local Area Unemployment Statistics," Missouri Economic Research & Information Center, April 2018.

Paragould Workplace Detail

Greene County Demographic Detail