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, AR5,5715,3672043.7%
Craighead, AR56,26154,5951,6663.0%
Greene, AR
19,486
18,874
6123.1%
Lawrence, AR6,6786,4262523.8%
Mississippi, AR 16,36515,2691,0966.7%
Poinsett, AR9,8649,5103543.6%
Randolph, AR7,3347,0862483.4%
Dunklin, MO10,77610,2265505.1%
Pemiscot, MO5,7675,4712965.1%


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

Paragould Workplace Detail

Greene County Demographic Detail