Nearly 11K new unemployment claims filed last week in Tennessee, down from previous week

Posted at 8:25 AM, Aug 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-27 16:17:34-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — The number of new unemployment claims filed last week in Tennessee dropped by nearly 3,000 from the previous week.

The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development released the latest numbers on Thursday, saying 10,998 claims were filed during the week ending on Aug. 22. That’s a drop from the week before, when 13,806 claims were filed.

The number of continued claims rose to 191,204. Click here to file a claim in Tennessee.

10March 142,70216,342
11March 2139,09616,098
12March 2894,49234,570
13April 4116,141112,438
14April 1174,772199,910
15April 1868,968267,053
16April 2543,792324,543
17May 237,319321,571
18May 929,308325,095
19May 1628,692314,487
20May 2326,041310,126
21May 3022,784302,260
22June 621,417292,234
23June 1319,925280,593
24June 2021,155266,596
25June 2722,256262,224
26July 425,843256,645
27July 1122,431251,924
28July 1825,794243,405
29July 2519,461242,397
30August 111,690224,093
31August 810,036208,810
32August 1513,806204,726
33August 2210,998191,204
New Claims Since March 15806,114

The state labor department said 72 of Tennessee's 95 counties had lower unemployment rates in July compared to the previous month.


The Labor Department reported Thursday that nationwide, the number of people seeking jobless aid last week dropped by 98,000 from 1.1 million the week before.

The number of initial claims has exceeded 1 million most weeks since late March.

Before the coronavirus pandemic, they never topped 700,000 in a week.