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Located in the American south, the state of Tennessee occupies a total area of 42,143.27 square miles and has a total population of 6,156,719 people. 51% of the residents are females, and 12.6% are over the age of 65. High school graduates comprise 75.9% of the population above the age of 25, and 19.6% hold a bachelor’s degree.

Tennessee is a leading producer of tobacco in the nation. Farming income is also derived from dairy products, greenhouse and nursery commodities, and livestock. Among the leading cash crops are cotton and soybeans. However, agricultural products are only a small part of the State’s income. The economy is now primarily dependent on manufacturing industries. Primary metals, automobiles, food and chemical products, electrical machinery, glass items, clay, stone, textiles and apparel are the important industries in Tennessee.

Mineral production also forms an important part of the state’s income. Tennessee is the leading producer of zinc in the nation. Tourism also plays an important role in the economy. In addition, a large number of major corporations are headquartered in the cities of Memphis, Knoxville, Franklin, Nashville, and Kingsport. Nashville and Memphis are also considered the music capitals of the nation.

Research conducted in January 2009 indicates that the civilian workforce of Tennessee totals 3,035.2 thousand people, of whom 8.6% are unemployed. The primary sectors of the non-farm labor market include Trade, Transportation, and Utilities (21%), Manufacturing (12%), Professional & Business Services (11%), Leisure & Hospitality (10%), and Government (15%).

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