NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — New unemployment claims filed in Tennessee last week climbed by nearly 4,000 after four straight weeks of decline.
The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development reported the latest numbers Thursday, saying 12,077 new claims were filed the week ending February 20, which is up from 8,116 new claims the week prior. The number of continued claims dropped for the fourth week in a row to 48,015.
|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||1,074,383|
Nationally, the number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits fell sharply last week, to the lowest figure since late November.
Applications for benefits declined 111,000 from the previous week to a seasonally adjusted 730,000, the Labor Department said Thursday.
What is the rebound?
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