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.
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.
Find more in the sections below
More Safely Back to School storiesHow schools are changing, and what you can do to help your child get the most from their education, in-person or virtual
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.