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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 5,321 5,081 240 4.5%
Craighead 56,437 54,777 1,660 2.9%
Crittenden 21,675 19,781 894 4.3%
Cross 6,910 6,609 301 4.4%
Greene 19,487 18,635 652 3.3%
Jackson 5,662 5,359 303 5.4%
Lawrence 6,743 6,471 272 4.0%
Mississippi 16,181 15,042 1,139 7.0%
Poinsett 9,817 9,442 375 3.8%
Randolph 7,307 7,033 274 3.7%
Sharp 5,625 5,349 276 4.9%
Dunklin, MO 11,032 10,393 639 5.8%
TOTAL 172,197 163,972 7,025 4.1%
Source: "Arkansas Labor Market," Department of Workforce Services, February 2022. "Local Area Unemployment Statistics," Missouri Economic Research & Information Center, February 2022; Data updated April 22, 2022.
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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
Casey Worlow - Director of Talent Attraction
Casey Worlow
Director of Talent Attraction
Donna Holt - Executive Assistant
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