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

5,675

5,285 390 6.9%
Craighead, AR 53,447 51,531 1,916 3.6%
Greene, AR 19,713 18,863 850 4.3%
Lawrence, AR 6,885 6,543 342 5.0%
Mississippi,AR 16,952 15,946 1,006 5.9%
Poinsett, AR 10,135 9,684 451 4.4%
Randolph, AR 7,210

6,862

348 4.8%
Dunklin, MO 11,897 11,123 774 6.5%
 Pemiscot, MO 6,271 5,909 362 5.8%

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

Paragould Workplace Detail

Greene County Demographic Detail