NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — More than 29,000 Tennesseans filed unemployment claims last week.
The Department of Labor and Workforce Development released the latest numbers Thursday, saying 29,308 claims were filed the week of May 9.
New Claims Filed: The number of individuals filing new unemployment claims for the week.
Continued Claims: The number of claims continued with weekly certifications.
Weekly figures from the Department of Labor indicate 3 million Americans filed initial claims for unemployment last week. A total of 36 million Americans have filed for unemployment assistance in the last eight weeks.
Thursday's figures continued the downward trend in initial filings for the past month. But the number of unemployment claims continue to dwarf those of pre-pandemic numbers.
What is the rebound?
As Middle Tennessee works to rebound from the impact of the Coronavirus, we want to help. Whether it's getting back to work, making ends meet during this uncertain time, or managing the pressure, we're committed to finding solution. In addition, we want to tell your stories of hope, inspiration, and creativity as Middle Tennessee starts to rebound.
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Getting Back To WorkLearn about the latest job openings, how to file for benefits and succeed in the job market.
Making Ends MeetFind help on topics from rent to food to new belt-tightening techniques.
Managing the PressureFeeling isolated or frustrated? Learn ways to connect with people virtually, get counseling or manage your stress.
Doing What’s RightKeep track of the way people are spending your tax dollars and treating your community.
State of EducationFind ways to cope with the new normal around schools and celebrate students’ success in the age of Coronavirus.
We're Open Y'allSupport local businesses doing their best to stay open and serve their customers during Covid.