NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Last week, more than 26,000 Tennesseans filed a new claim for unemployment.
The Department of Labor and Workforce Development said by May 23, a total of 558,621 Tennesseans have filed for unemployment.
Below are updated numbers from the department on Tennessee's unemployment.
|Week||Week Ending Date||New Claims Filed||Continued Claims|
|10||March 14, 2020||2,702||16.342|
|11||March 21, 2020||39,096||16,098|
|12||March 28, 2020||94,492||34,570|
|13||April 4, 2020||116,141||112,438|
|14||April 11, 2020||74,772||199,910|
|15||April 18, 2020||68,968||267,053|
|16||April 25, 2020||43,792||324,543|
|17||May 2, 2020||37,319||321,571|
|18||May 9, 2020||29,308||325,095|
|19||May 16, 2020||28,692||314,487|
|20||May 23, 2020||26,041||310,126|
|New Claims Since March 15||558,621|
The labor department said a total of 333,063 claims in Tennessee have been paid by the federal government.
Regionally, there were 8,591 new claims filed last week in Middle Tennessee, with the majority of those claims in the northern half of the area.
On Thursday, the U.S. Department of Labor reported that 2.1 million people filed initial claims for unemployment nationwide for the week ending May 23. In the last 10 weeks, 40 million Americans have filed claims for unemployment.
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