NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — More than 7,000 new unemployment claims were filed in Tennessee last week, a slight increase from the week prior.
The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development reported 7,464 new claims during the week ending on December 12. That’s up from the week before when 6,886 claims were filed.
The number of continued claims dropped to 44,215. Click here to file a claim in Tennessee.
TLWD provided the following data on unemployment claims in the state:
|WEEK||WEEK ENDING DATE||NEW CLAIMS||CONTINUED CLAIMS|
|New Claims Since March 15||946,775|
Nationwide, the number of people applying for unemployment aid jumped last week to 885,000 as a resurgence of coronavirus cases threatens the economy’s recovery from its springtime collapse.
The Labor Department said Thursday that the number of applications increased from 862,000 the previous week.
Before the coronavirus paralyzed the economy in March, weekly jobless claims typically numbered only about 225,000.
What is the rebound?
As Middle Tennessee works to rebound from the impact of the Coronavirus, we want to help. Whether it's getting back to work, making ends meet during this uncertain time, or managing the pressure, we're committed to finding solution. In addition, we want to tell your stories of hope, inspiration, and creativity as Middle Tennessee starts to rebound.
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