NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — More than 11,000 new unemployment claims were filed last week in Tennessee, an increase from the previous week.
The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development released the latest numbers on Thursday, saying 11,313 new claims were filed during the week ending on September 19 – that’s up from the previous week when 10,771 claims were filed.
The number of continued claims rose to 152,195. Click here to file a claim in Tennessee.
Nationwide, new jobless claims reached 870,000 last week as layoffs remain elevated. That's roughly the same number as the week before who filed new claims.
The number of people seeking unemployment benefits each week is still high, and the economy has recovered only about half the 22 million jobs that were lost to the pandemic.
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
Safely Back to SchoolHow 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.