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The Jonesboro labor market covers a 12-county area in Northeast Arkansas and Southeast Missouri. With a population of over 400,000 and a civilian labor force of 175,000 Jonesboro has the rich talent pool to suit future investment and workforce needs. 

 

2020 census

Source: Census.gov

Labor Market Workforce: By County

 

County Civilian Labor Force Employed Unemployed Unemployment Rate
Clay 5,564 5,360 204 3.7%
Craighead 59,310 57,805 1,505 2.5%
Crittenden 20,873 20,066 807 3.9%
Cross 7,020 6,804 216 3.1%
Greene 20,246 19,628 618 3.1%
Jackson 5,562 5,311 251 4.5%
Lawrence 6,815 6,597 218 3.2%
Mississippi 16,794 15,903 891 5.3%
Poinsett 10,256 9,944 312 3.0%
Randolph 7,351 7,098 253 3.4%
Sharp 6,036 5,808 228 3.8%
Dunklin, MO 11,320 10,737 583 5.2%
TOTAL 177,147 171,061 6,086 3.4%
Source: "Arkansas Labor Market," Department of Workforce Services, June 2023. "Local Area Unemployment Statistics," Missouri Economic Research & Information Center, June 2023; Data updated August 11, 2023.
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Mark Young - President & CEO
Mark Young
President & CEO
Steven Lamm
Steven Lamm
V.P. of Economic Development
Shelle Randall - Director of Workforce Development & Existing Industry
Shelle Randall
Director of Workforce Development & Existing Industry
Donna Holt - Executive Assistant
Donna Holt
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Craig Rickert
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Director of Communications