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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 5,436 5,274 162 3.0%
Craighead 56,416 55,012 1,404 2.5%
Crittenden 21,093 20,285 808 3.8%
Cross 7,069 6,831 238 3.4%
Greene 19,369 18,851 518 2.7%
Jackson 5,666 5,440 226 4.0%
Lawrence 6,893 6,662 231 3.4%
Mississippi 16,554 15,636 918 5.5%
Poinsett 10,110 9,805 305 3.0%
Randolph 7,588 7,363 225 3.0%
Sharp 5,751 5,520 231 4.0%
Dunklin, MO 11,029 10,621 408 3.7%
TOTAL 172,974 167,300 5,674 3.3%
Source: "Arkansas Labor Market," Department of Workforce Services, September 2021. "Local Area Unemployment Statistics," Missouri Economic Research & Information Center, September 2021; Data updated November 5, 2021.
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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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