NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Nearly 23,000 unemployment claims were filed last week in Tennessee.
The Department of Labor and Workforce Development released the latest numbers on Thursday, saying 22,784 claims were filed during the week ending on May 30. The state provided the following data:
|Week||Week Ending Date||New Claims Filed||Continued Claims|
|10||March 14, 2020||2,702||16.342|
|11||March 21, 2020||39,096||16,098|
|12||March 28, 2020||94,492||34,570|
|13||April 4, 2020||116,141||112,438|
|14||April 11, 2020||74,772||199,910|
|15||April 18, 2020||68,968||267,053|
|16||April 25, 2020||43,792||324,543|
|17||May 2, 2020||37,319||321,571|
|18||May 9, 2020||29,308||325,095|
|19||May 16, 2020||28,692||314,487|
|20||May 23, 2020||26,041||310,126|
|21||May 30, 2020||22,784||302,260|
|New Claims Since March 15||581,405|
The Department of Labor said nationwide, 1.8 million filed claims – bringing an 11-week total to about 42 million. This marked the ninth straight week of declining unemployment numbers, as every state has begun the process of lifting coronavirus-related lockdowns. However, unemployment claims remain historically high.
Despite the staggering unemployment figures, the stock market has been on a steady rise since reaching a four-year low in March.
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