More than 21K new unemployment claims filed in Tennessee

Posted at 8:12 AM, Jun 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-25 09:12:58-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — More than 21,000 Tennesseans filed new unemployment claims during the week ending June 20.

The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development released the latest numbers on Thursday, saying 21,155 new claims were filed. That number was up from the week before, where 19,925 claims were filed.

Statewide Data

WeekWeek Ending DateNew Claims FiledContinued Claims
10March 14, 20202,70216.342
11March 21, 202039,09616,098
12March 28, 202094,49234,570
13April 4, 2020116,141112,438
14April 11, 202074,772199,910
15April 18, 202068,968267,053
16April 25, 202043,792324,543
17May 2, 202037,319321,571
18May 9, 202029,308325,095
19May 16, 202028,692314,487
20May 23, 202026,041310,126
21May 30, 202022,784302,260
22June 6, 202021,417292,234
23June 13, 202019,925280,593
24June 20, 202021,155266,596
New Claims Since March 15643,799

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The Department of Labor reported that nationwide, 1.5 million Americans filed initial claims for unemployment, bringing a 14-week total to about 46.5 million claims.

Weekly claims for unemployment have been falling for about three straight months after peaking at about 6 million a week in late March. But weekly unemployment claims remain historically high.

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