NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF/AP) — More than 10,000 new unemployment claims were filed last week in Tennessee, a slightly lower number than in previous weeks.
The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce development released the latest numbers Thursday, saying 10,771 new claims were filed during the week ending on September 12.
The number of continued claims rose to 163, 791. Click here to file an unemployment claim in Tennessee.
The department also released the following data:
|WEEK||WEEK ENDING DATE||NEW CLAIMS||CONTINUED CLAIMS|
|New Claims Since March 15||840,626|
The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits fell last week to 860,000, a historically high figure that reflects economic damage from the coronavirus outbreak.
Before the pandemic hit the economy, the number signing up for jobless aid had never exceeded 700,000 in a week, even in the depths of the 2007-2009 Great Recession. The Labor Department also said Thursday that 12.6 million are collecting traditional unemployment benefits, compared with 1.7 million a year ago.
What is the rebound?
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