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.
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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.
What is the rebound?
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