NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Nearly 14,000 new unemployment claims were filed last week in Tennessee, an increase from the week before.
The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development released the latest numbers Thursday, saying 13,806 new claims were filed during the week ending on Aug. 15 – that’s up from the week before when 10,036 claims were filed, the lowest number since March.
The number of continued claims rose to 795,116. Click here to file a claim in Tennessee.
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The state’s increase also reflected the Department of Labor’s new numbers, which showed an uptick in new claims last week. The department said nationwide, 1.1 million people filed initial claims for unemployment last week, an increase of about 200,000 claims over the previous week.
The Tennessee Department of Labor also said statewide unemployment decreased for the third consecutive month in July. During that month, the jobless rate was 6.1 percentage points higher than it was in July 2019.
During June and July of this year, the state added 600 new jobs. The leisure and hospitality sector, business services and manufacturing sectors created the most jobs during July. However, those same sectors reported the biggest losses over the last year.
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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