2016 Employment by Industry by Place of Work

 FTDD NumberPercentTN. PercentU.S. Percent
Total Employees 188,329  100.0 100.0 100.0
Goods Producing:   39,223    20.8   16.3   13.8
Manufacturing   30,035    15.9   11.9     8.6
Construction     8,785     4.7     4.0     4.7
Mining, Forestry       403     0.2     0.4     0.5
Service Providing: 119,387   63.4   69.7   70.8
Retail Trade   23,808   12.6   11.6   11.0
Wholesale Trade, Transportation & Utilities   11,652    6.2     9.7     7.8
Finance & Real Estate     7,355    3.9     5.0     5.7
Health Services & Education (Private Sector)   31,548  16.8   14.2   15.7
Leisure & Hospitality   19,996  10.6   11.1   10.8
Information    2,708    1.4    1.6     1.9
Professional & Other Services  22,320  11.9  16.5   17.9
Government  29,719  15.8  14.2   15.4

Numbers may not add due to rounding.

Source: Tennessee Department of Employment Security, "2016 Annual Census of Employment and Wages" & U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Current Employment Statistics, "Employment, Hours and Earnings".