NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — A little more than 11,000 new unemployment claims were filed last week in Tennessee, down from the previous week.
The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development reported the latest numbers Thursday, saying 11,497 new claims were filed. That’s down from the week before when 12,050 new claims were filed.
The number of continued claims rose to 54,280. Click here to file a claim in Tennessee.
Nationwide, the number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits fell to 779,000 last week. Last week’s total dropped from 812,000 the previous week, the Labor Department said Thursday, and is the lowest in two months.
Before the virus erupted in the United States in March, weekly applications for jobless aid had never topped 700,000, even during the Great Recession.
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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More Safely Back to School storiesHow schools are changing, and what you can do to help your child get the most from their education, in-person or virtual
Getting Back To WorkLearn about the latest job openings, how to file for benefits and succeed in the job market.
Making Ends MeetFind help on topics from rent to food to new belt-tightening techniques.
Managing the PressureFeeling isolated or frustrated? Learn ways to connect with people virtually, get counseling or manage your stress.
Doing What’s RightKeep track of the way people are spending your tax dollars and treating your community.
State of EducationFind ways to cope with the new normal around schools and celebrate students’ success in the age of Coronavirus.
We're Open Y'allSupport local businesses doing their best to stay open and serve their customers during Covid.