26K Tennesseans filed for unemployment last week

Posted at 8:32 AM, May 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-28 09:33:25-04

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.

Statewide Data

WeekWeek Ending DateNew Claims FiledContinued Claims
10March 14, 20202,70216.342
11March 21, 202039,09616,098
12March 28, 202094,49234,570
13April 4, 2020116,141112,438
14April 11, 202074,772199,910
15April 18, 202068,968267,053
16April 25, 202043,792324,543
17May 2, 202037,319321,571
18May 9, 202029,308325,095
19May 16, 202028,692314,487
20May 23, 202026,041310,126
New Claims Since March 15558,621

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.