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:
|WEEK||WEEK ENDING DATE||NEW CLAIMS||CONTINUED CLAIMS|
|New Claims Since March 15||759,584|
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.
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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Managing the PressureFeeling isolated or frustrated? Learn ways to connect with people virtually, get counseling or manage your stress.
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