More than 20K unemployment claims filed last week in Tennessee

Posted at 7:57 AM, Jun 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-11 19:25:17-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF)  — More than 20,000 unemployment claims were filed last week in Tennessee.

The Tennessee Department of Workforce Development released the latest numbers Thursday, saying 21,417 new claims were filed during the week ending on June 6.

The number of continued claims rose to 292,234. Click here to file a claim in Tennessee.

The Department of Labor reported that nationwide, 1.5 million Americans filed initial claims for unemployment during the week ending June 6, bringing a three-month total to about 43 million.

Thursday's report marked the tenth straight week of declining unemployment numbers, as every state has begun the process of lifting coronavirus-related lockdowns.