29K unemployment claims filed in Tennessee last week

Posted at 7:56 AM, May 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-14 08:56:45-04

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.

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