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Nearly 23K unemployment claims filed last week in Tennessee

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Posted at 7:53 AM, Jun 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-04 08:54:35-04

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:

WeekWeek Ending DateNew Claims FiledContinued Claims
10March 14, 20202,70216.342
11March 21, 202039,09616,098
12March 28, 202094,49234,570
13April 4, 2020116,141112,438
14April 11, 202074,772199,910
15April 18, 202068,968267,053
16April 25, 202043,792324,543
17May 2, 202037,319321,571
18May 9, 202029,308325,095
19May 16, 202028,692314,487
20May 23, 202026,041310,126
21May 30, 202022,784302,260
New Claims Since March 15581,405

To file a claim in Tennessee, click here.

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.