New unemployment claims in Tennessee decrease significantly over the last week

Posted at 8:16 AM, Aug 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-06 09:16:50-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — More than 11,000 Tennesseans filed for unemployment last week.

The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development said 11,690 new claims were filed during the week ending on August 1 – a significant decrease of new claims from the week prior.

The department said the number of continued claims in Tennessee is also down at 224,093. The department also provided the following data:

10March 142,70216,342
11March 2139,09616,098
12March 2894,49234,570
13April 4116,141112,438
14April 1174,772199,910
15April 1868,968267,053
16April 2543,792324,543
17May 237,319321,571
18May 929,308325,095
19May 1628,692314,487
20May 2326,041310,126
21May 3022,784302,260
22June 621,417292,234
23June 1319,925280,593
24June 2021,155266,596
25June 2722,256262,224
26July 425,843256,645
27July 1122,431251,924
28July 1825,794243,405
29July 2519,461242,397
30August 111,690224,093
New Claims Since March 15759,584

Nationwide, nearly 1.2 million laid-off Americans applied for state unemployment benefits last week. The new jobless claims were down by 249,000 from the previous week after rising for two straight weeks.