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 $45,841, and 90.0 percent of the adult population has a high school diploma or beyond in Greene County.

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Greene County Arkansas Work Ready Communities

Workforce Labor Force:

County
Civilian Labor Force
Employed
Unemployed
Unemployment Rate
Clay, AR5,4365,2741623.0%
Craighead, AR56,41655,0121,4042.5%
Greene, AR
19,369
18,851
518
2.7%
Lawrence, AR6,8936,6622313.4%
Mississippi, AR 16,55415,6369185.5%
Poinsett, AR10,1109,8053053.0%
Randolph, AR7,5887,3632253.0%
Dunklin, MO10,83110,2545775.3%
Pemiscot, MO6,0415,6763656.0%


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

Paragould Workplace Detail

Greene County Demographic Detail