More than 25K unemployment claims filed last week in Tennessee

Posted at 8:04 AM, Jul 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-23 09:04:48-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — More than 25,000 new unemployment claims were filed last week in Tennessee.

The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development released the latest numbers Thursday, saying 25,794 claims were filed during the week ending on July 18. The number of continued claims rose to 243,405.

Last week, the department said 22,431 new claims were filed.

Click here to file a claim in Tennessee.

The statewide uptick in new claims also reflects national numbers released by the Department of Labor. According to the weekly report, 1.4 million Americans sought initial unemployment claims last week. That's up from about 1.3 million the week before.

Thursday's report marked the 18th straight week of more than 1 million unemployment claims nationwide.