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. 

Workforce Labor Map


Workforce Labor force:

 

County  Civilian Labor Force Employed Unemployed Unemployment Rate
Clay, AR

5,775

5,520 255 4.4%
Craighead, AR 55,171 53,395 1,776 3.2%
Greene, AR 19,805 19,064 741 3.7%
Lawrence, AR 6,547 6,251 296 4.5%
Mississippi,AR 17,779 16,628 1,151 6.5%
Poinsett, AR 10,558 10,140 418 4.0%
Randolph, AR 6,922

6,621

301 4.3%
Dunklin, MO 11,677 10,828 849 7.3%
 Pemiscot, MO  5,988 5,552 436 7.3%

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

Paragould Workplace Detail

Greene County Demographic Detail