NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — A little more than 6,000 new unemployment claims were filed in Tennessee last week, the lowest number since March.
The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development said 6,182 new claims were filed during the week ending on Nov. 14. The number of continued claims rose to 53,976. Click here to file a claim in Tennessee.
Nationally, the number of Americans seeking unemployment aid rose last week to 742,000, the first increase in five weeks. The Labor Department’s report today showed that applications for benefits rose from 711,000 in the previous week.
Claims had soared to 6.9 million in March when the pandemic first intensified. Before the pandemic, applications typically hovered about 225,000 a week.
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.