5,789 new unemployment claims filed last week in Tennessee, lowest since March

Posted at 8:02 AM, Dec 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-03 09:02:27-05

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Nearly 6,000 new unemployment claims were filed last week in Tennessee -- the lowest number of claims filed since mid-March.

The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development said 5,789 new claims were filed during the week ending on Nov. 28. That’s the lowest number of new claims since the week ending on March 14 when 2,702 new claims were filed.

The number of continued claims rose to 46,665 last week. Click here to file a claim in Tennessee.

Nationwide, the number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits fell last week to a still-high 712,000. Thursday’s report from the Labor Department said that initial claims for jobless aid dropped from 787,000 the week before.