More than 11,000 unemployment claims filed last week in Tennessee, up from last week

Posted at 8:09 AM, Sep 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-24 09:10:02-04

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.