NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — New unemployment claims in Tennessee last week continued to fall for the fourth week in a row.
The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development reported the latest numbers Thursday, saying 8,116 new claims were filed the week ending February 13, which is down by more than 1,000 from the week prior. The number of continued claims dropped by about 1,600 to 49,964.
|WEEK||WEEK ENDING DATE||NEW CLAIMS||CONTINUED CLAIMS|
|10||March 14, 2020||2,702||16,342|
|52||January 2, 2021||16,554||51,816|
|New Claims Since March 15, 2020||1,062,306|
Nationally, the number of Americans applying for unemployment aid rose last week to 861,000, evidence that layoffs remain painfully high despite a steady drop in the number of confirmed viral infections.
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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