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Jonesboro Labor Marketplace

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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. 

Area Population map

Source: Census.gov

Labor Market Workforce: By County

 

County Civilian Labor Force Employed Unemployed Unemployment Rate
Clay 5,530 5,309 221 4.0%
Craighead 56,560 54,693 1,857 3.3%
Crittenden 21,435 20,237 1,198 5.6%
Cross 7,048 6,707 341 4.8%
Greene 18,806 18,137 669 3.6%
Jackson 5,826 5,536 290 5.0%
Lawrence 6,889 6,594 295 4.3%
Mississippi 16,776 15,560 1,216 7.2%
Poinsett 10,111 9,705 406 4.0%
Randolph 7,421 7,128 293 3.9%
Sharp 5,719 5,456 263 4.6%
Dunklin, MO 11,864 11,225 639 5.4%
TOTAL 173,985 166,287 7,698 4.4%
Source: "Arkansas Labor Market," Department of Workforce Services, April 2021. "Local Area Unemployment Statistics," Missouri Economic Research & Information Center, April 2021; Data updated June 16, 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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