NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — More than 10,000 Tennesseans filed new unemployment claims last week, making it the lowest number of new claims filed since March.
The Tennessee Department Labor and Workforce Development released the latest numbers on Thursday, saying 10,036 claims were filed during the week ending on August 8 – that’s the lowest number of new claims since the week ending on March 14.
The number of continued claims rose to 208,810. Click here to file a claim in Tennessee.
|WEEK||WEEK ENDING DATE||NEW CLAIMS||CONTINUED CLAIMS|
|New Claims Since March 15||781,310|
The Labor Department said nationwide, applications fell to 963,000, the second straight drop, from 1.2 million the previous week.
The number fell below 1 million last week for the first time since the pandemic intensified five months ago. The decline suggests that layoffs are slowing, though last week’s figure still exceeds the pre-pandemic record of just under 700,000.
What is the rebound?
As Middle Tennessee works to rebound from the impact of the Coronavirus, we want to help. Whether it's getting back to work, making ends meet during this uncertain time, or managing the pressure, we're committed to finding solution. In addition, we want to tell your stories of hope, inspiration, and creativity as Middle Tennessee starts to rebound.
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