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.


Greene County Arkansas Work Ready Communities

Workforce Labor Force:

Civilian Labor Force
Unemployment Rate
Clay, AR5,4505,2921582.9%
Craighead, AR58,40657,1731,2332.1%
Greene, AR
Lawrence, AR6,9126,7431692.4%
Mississippi, AR 16,45215,7656874.2%
Poinsett, AR10,0529,8072452.4%
Randolph, AR7,2417,0561852.6%
Dunklin, MO11,06010,5365244.7%
Pemiscot, MO5,7315,4912404.2%

Source: "Arkansas Labor Market," Department of Workforce Services,  May 2023;  
"Local Area Unemployment Statistics," Missouri Economic Research & Information Center,  May 2023.

Paragould Workplace Detail

Greene County Demographic Detail