PARAGOULD - Emerson Electric in Paragould has laid off 92 employees. Emerson spokesman Dave Baldridge says 47 temporary and 47 full time employees will be let go. He says a slowdown in their housing market and for home appliances created less of a demand for their product. They make electric motors for washing machines and dryers. Balridge says it was a business decision and had nothing to do with the quality of the workforce at its Paragould location.