NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — State officials say 10,847 new unemployment claims were filed last week in Tennessee, which is up from the week before but remains lower than the average weekly new claims filed in January.
The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development released the newest data Thursday, saying 3,249 additional claims were filed during the week ending on April 3 than the week before that.
The number of continued claims rose just slightly to 41,505. Click here to file a claim in Tennessee.
|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||1,119,502|
Nationally, the number of Americans who applied for unemployment benefits last week rose to 744,000 - an increase of about 16,000 from the week prior.
Before the pandemic, weekly applications mostly remained below 220,000.
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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