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, AR5,4585,2591993.6%
Craighead, AR56,56555,1181,4472.6%
Greene, AR
19,671
19,126
545
2.8%
Lawrence, AR6,8596,6212383.5%
Mississippi, AR 16,28915,3359545.9%
Poinsett, AR9,9399,6193203.2%
Randolph, AR7,3777,1392383.2%
Dunklin, MO11,00710,5784293.9%
Pemiscot, MO5,8935,6182754.7%


Source: "Arkansas Labor Market," Department of Workforce Services, March 2022; "Local Area Unemployment Statistics,"
Missouri Economic Research & Information Center, October 2021.

Paragould Workplace Detail

Greene County Demographic Detail