NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — The number of new unemployment claims in Tennessee declined to about 18,000 last week, which remains one of the highest weeks for new claims since the summer.
The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development reported the latest unemployment data Thursday, saying 18,237 new claims were filed during the week ending on January 16. That's down from the week prior when 21,954 claims were filed.
The number of continued claims also declined by nearly 10,000 to 49,270. Click here to file a claim in Tennessee.
|WEEK||WEEK ENDING DATE||NEW CLAIMS||CONTINUED CLAIMS|
|New Claims Since March 15||1,021,145|
Nationally, fewer Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week than the week before, but the figure remains historically high.
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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