What Immigration Means to Tennessee (Infographic)

Date of Publication: 
October, 2017
Source Organization: 
American Immigration Council

Tennessee has a small but growing immigrant population, accounting for 5 percent of the state’s total population. While relatively few in number, immigrants are a vital share of the labor force. Nearly 23 percent of all Tennessee residents working in farming, fishing, and forestry are immigrants, as well as roughly 17 percent of life, physical, and social sciences employees. As workers, business owners, taxpayers, and neighbors, immigrants are an integral part of Tennessee’s diverse and thriving communities and make extensive contributions that benefit all.

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American Immigration Council. (2017). What Immigration Means to Tennessee [infographic]. Retrieved from https://www.americanimmigrationcouncil.org/sites/default/files/infographics/tennessee_infographic_2018.png