11,497 new unemployment claims filed last week in Tennessee, down slightly from week before

Posted at 11:09 AM, Feb 04, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-04 12:09:05-05

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.