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.
|Week||Week Ending Date||New Claims Filed||Continued Claims|
|10||March 14, 2020||2,702||16.342|
|11||March 21, 2020||39,096||16,098|
|12||March 28, 2020||94,492||34,570|
|13||April 4, 2020||116,141||112,438|
|14||April 11, 2020||74,772||199,910|
|15||April 18, 2020||68,968||267,053|
|16||April 25, 2020||43,792||324,543|
|17||May 2, 2020||37,319||321,571|
|18||May 9, 2020||29,308||325,095|
|19||May 16, 2020||28,692||314,487|
|20||May 23, 2020||26,041||310,126|
|21||May 30, 2020||22,784||302,260|
|22||June 6, 2020||21,417||292,234|
|23||June 13, 2020||19,925||280,593|
|24||June 20, 2020||21,155||266,596|
|New Claims Since March 15||643,799|
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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