NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — More than 12,000 new unemployment claims were filed last week in Tennessee, an increase of about 2,000 from the week before.
The Department of Labor and Workforce Development released the latest numbers Thursday, saying 12,035 new claims were filed during the week ending on August 29. That’s up from the previous week when 10,998 claims were filed.
As of today, the number of continued claims rose to 184,781. Click here to file a claim in Tennessee.
|WEEK||WEEK ENDING DATE||NEW CLAIMS||CONTINUED CLAIMS|
|New Claims Since March 15||818,149|
Nationwide, the Department of Labor said the number of laid-off Americans applying for unemployment benefits fell to roughly 880,000 last week.
What is the rebound?
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