NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — More than 20,000 Tennesseans filed new unemployment claims last week.
The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development said 22,256 new claims were filed during the week ending on June 27 – up from last week’s total of 21,155.
The department said the number of continued claims rose to 262,224. The also provided the following data:
|WEEK||WEEK ENDING DATE||NEW CLAIMS||CONTINUED CLAIMS|
|New Claims Since March 15||666,055|
The Department of Labor also released its monthly jobs report on Thursday, saying U.S. employers added 4.8 million jobs in June, and the unemployment rate fell to 11.1%, as the job market improved for a second straight month.
The nation has now recovered roughly one-third of the 22 million jobs it lost to the pandemic recession.
The department also said 1.4 million Americans filed initial claims for unemployment during the week. That brings a 15-week total to about 47.9 million claims.
What is the rebound?
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