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 5,416 4,937 479 8.8%
Craighead, AR 55,952 51,170 4,782 8.5%
Greene, AR 19,987 18,055 1,932 9.7%
Lawrence, AR 6,812 6,206 606 8.9%
Mississippi, AR 17,805 15,164 2,641 14.8%
Poinsett, AR 10,104 9,315 789 7.8%
Randolph, AR 7,288 6,666 622 8.5%
Dunklin, MO 11,518 10,459 1,059 9.2%
Pemiscot, MO 6,463 5,793 670 10.4%

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

Paragould Workplace Detail

Greene County Demographic Detail